By R. Ian Murray, DMD
May 22, 2017
Category: Dentistry

Looking for the best way to replace missing teeth for life? Then try dental implants!dental implants

Are you currently trying to figure out the best way to replace a missing tooth? Do you want a restoration that will both look and function as close to natural teeth as possible? If so, then it’s time to talk to our Stuart, FL, family dentist, Dr. R. Ian Murray, about what dental implants can do for you.

Tooth loss can cause a lot of complications for your oral health if left untreated. This is why it’s important to visit our Stuart, FL, dentist as soon as possible. Not only does a missing tooth leave a gap in your smile, but it can also affect how well you chew and speak, can cause the jawbone to shrink and can also cause other teeth to shift around and become misaligned. One of the only ways to prevent jawbone deterioration and other complications of tooth loss is to get dental implants.

An implant is the only restoration out there that actually functions like tooth roots. Your tooth roots are important, as these structures are responsible for stimulating the jawbone and promoting the growth of healthy new bone cells. When you lose a tooth, you also lose the tooth roots, which means that the jawbone is no longer getting the stimulation it needs. By placing an implant into the jawbone, it will completely take over the role of tooth roots and promote a healthy jawbone for life.

Getting dental implants also comes with these amazing benefits:

  • A restoration that is designed to last a lifetime
  • A tooth that stays in place and teeth that don’t shift around
  • Providing the jawbone with the stimulation it needs to prevent deterioration
  • Supporting the face and preventing structural changes as a result of tooth loss
  • Increased confidence in your smile and your appearance
  • Restored speech and chewing

Are you ready to discover if you are the perfect candidate for dental implants? If so, then all you have to do is pick up the phone and call our Stuart, FL dental office. We would be happy to schedule your consultation.

By R. Ian Murray, DMD
March 28, 2017
Category: Dentistry
Tags: Cosmetic Dentistry  

Your smile is one of the first things that others notice about you. Having a smile you love is an important part of feeling confident during cosmetic dentistryfirst impressions and other face-to-face interactions. However, if you have broken, damaged, missing, or yellowed teeth, a beautiful smile can feel unattainable. Luckily, with help from your cosmetic dentist, you can have the exact smile you have always wanted. Learn more about cosmetic dentistry with Dr. R. Ian Murray in Stuart, FL.

What are dental crowns?
Dental crowns fit over a damaged or broken tooth to help improve its functionality. Crowns can also improve the appearance of a tooth. Often, a dental crown holds a dental bridge in place or covers a dental implant to replace a missing tooth. Dental crowns are porcelain and custom-made for your mouth.

What is a dental veneer? 
Dental veneers are another option your dentist may recommend when it comes to renewing your smile. Veneers cover the surface of each tooth individually, allowing you to change their appearance and create a smile which is a perfect fit for you. Since they sit on the surface of the tooth and mask the tooth itself, veneers can also change the color of the teeth along with their shape, size, length and width.

Can I benefit from teeth whitening? 
Teeth whitening does not work on dental restorations like crowns and veneers. However, it can lift the color of your natural teeth in a single session. This means that you can work with your dentist to come up with a plan to whiten your natural teeth and match the porcelain of your dental restorations to the new color of your teeth. Porcelain does not stain, meaning you may need to have touch-up whitening sessions on your natural teeth to maintain an even smile.

Cosmetic Dentistry Options in Stuart, FL 
Cosmetic dentistry can benefit anyone who wishes to improve the appearance of their smile. Some procedures, like crowns, even benefit the functionality of your smile, offering multiple benefits from a single procedure. For more information on cosmetic dentistry in the Stuart, FL, please contact Dr. R. Ian Murray. Call (772) 287-5222 to schedule your appointment for a cosmetic dentistry consultation today!

By R. Ian Murray, DMD
January 31, 2017
Category: Dentistry

With the help of dentures and a dentist in Stuart, FL, your smile can be restored. Dr. R. Ian Murray is well versed in understanding full or denturespartial tooth loss in patients. If this ailment is left untreated, it can lead to serious health issues for the patient. Dentures are a great way to replace missing teeth in the mouth.

What Types of Dentures Are Available in Stuart, FL?

Dentures can be full or partial and are made of a durable plastic resin. These dentures can fit perfectly over the remaining ridge that previously held your teeth. The dentures are typically held in the mouth with a suctioning effect.

Conventional Full Dentures: These conform to the mouth naturally. They are custom-made to look like natural teeth for patients and function similar to natural teeth too.

Immediate Dentures: These are temporary for patients to transition into denture wearing. They are placed in the mouth directly after tooth extraction occurs. They don’t fit as well because the gums haven’t been given adequate time to heal.

Transitional Partial Dentures: These are removable plastic dentures that work as a temporary tooth replacement before the dental implant process.

Solutions for Partial or Full Tooth Loss

With the help of Dr. Murray in Stuart, FL, any patient with any type of tooth loss can be satisfied. During the denture process, an impression is made of the top and bottom of a patient’s mouth. This is used to make the custom dentures they are looking for, then the patient’s bite is also tested to make sure that they come together properly.

It’s important to always remember that after experiencing tooth loss, there may be shrinkage over time. This means that regular denture fittings may be necessary over time. To schedule a consultation regarding dentures with Dr. Murray today, call (772) 287-5222.

By R. Ian Murray, DMD
December 08, 2016
Category: Dentistry
Tags: Invisalign   braces   orthodontics  

Learn more about Invisalign from your Stuart dentist!

Crooked smile? Invisalign is the clear alternative to metal braces. Invisalign effectively corrects a wide variety of dental problems, invisalignincluding: an overbite, overcrowded teeth, protruding teeth, cross bite, crooked teeth and gapped teeth. Dr. R. Ian Murrary is one of Stuart, FL's finest dentists and offers Invisalign treatment at an affordable price.


The cost of Invisalign treatment is similar to that of conventional braces. The average cost of Invisalign treatment is between $3,500 and $8,000. As with other treatments, only your Invisalign-trained dentist can determine the cost of orthodontic treatment, based on your needs.


Invisalign offers you the convenience and flexibility to live life without the hassle associated with metal braces. With Invisalign, you are free to eat all the foods you love and never have to worry about your diet damaging your braces. You will achieve a gorgeous smile with little interference to your daily life. 


Invisalign is as effective as conventional braces for straightening the teeth, when worn according to the recommendation of an Invisalign-trained dentist. Little by little, your teeth will gradually shift into place, achieving that perfect smile.


While traditional braces are effective in repositioning the teeth, metal brackets and wires can be uncomfortable to wear, pressing against your teeth and irritating your gums. Most people find Invisalign aligners to be more comfortable to wear.

Oral Hygiene

Invisalign aligners can be removed for flossing and brushing. Therefore, it's easy to maintain a good level of dental hygiene throughout the course of treatment. Dental hygiene is harder to maintain with traditional braces when flossing and brushing. This increases the risk of plaque retention and tooth decay.

Get a smile that makes you smile. Millions of people across the globe have straightened their teeth with Invisalign. Perhaps it's time you joined them? Dr. Murrarynis an Invisalign-trained, Stuart, FL dentist. Call our practice (772) 287-5222 to schedule your Invisalign consultation today. It's never too late for a million-dollar smile.

By R. Ian Murray, DMD
October 06, 2016
Category: Dentistry

Are you really ready for the big day? Find out how professional teeth whitening can help.

You have the reception all picked out. You know what song you two will dance to as a newly married couple. You even know who is teeth whiteninggoing to be your photographer. Your wedding day is special and the pictures you have of that most special day will stay with you forever. So do you want people to see a radiant smile or a stained one? If you need to whiten your smile fast, our Stuart, FL dentist, Dr. R. Ian Murray, is here to the rescue.

When it comes to your wedding day, why opt for at-home whitening that will take weeks to see even the smallest results when you can get a smile that it up to eight shades whiter in just one hour. That’s right, when you turn to our cosmetic dentist you can get that picture-perfect smile before you say your nuptials. Most patients even get the results they want in just one visit.

Combine this with a routine dental cleaning and your smile will be ready to say, “I do!” When you choose to get professional whitening in Stuart, our high-grade bleaching gel is applied to the front surface of your teeth to remove surface stains and brighten enamel. No other bleaching gel is as strong or contains as much hydrogen or carbamide peroxide as a professional in-office whitening system. And when this whitening gel is combined with the effects of a dental laser the whitening effects are sped up even further.

This means that in less than one hour you will get the smile you’ve always dreamed about for the big day. And if your wedding is a month or more away, you can also opt for our at-home whitening system to help maintain your results until the big day.

Make sure that the pictures you get on your wedding day are ones that you will cherish forever. If you want to find out whether our in-office teeth whitening system is right for you call our Stuart, FL dental office today.

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