By R. Ian Murray, DMD
February 04, 2016
Category: Dentistry
Tags: Veneers  

Are you embarrassed by your yellow teeth or concerned about that gap in your smile? Versatile veneers are the answer to these problems and more. Dr. R. Ian Murray, your Stuart, FL dentist, shares some interesting information about this cosmetic dental option.

Veneers hide a multitude of issuesVeneers

Veneers are a good choice if you have any of these cosmetic concerns:

  • Gaps between teeth
  • Uneven or irregular teeth
  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Worn teeth
  • Discolored teeth due to large fillings, tetracycline stains, or root canal treatment

In some cases, such as if you have large gaps or very crooked teeth, braces might be a better option. Your Stuart dentist will evaluate your cosmetic issues and let you know if veneers will help solve your problem.

Dental veneers offer a big change with minor preparation

Veneer are thin porcelain shells that help improve your smile. Unlike crowns, which cover your entire tooth, veneers only cover the front surfaces of your teeth. Because they just cover the part of your teeth that are visible, preparation only involves a little filing to ensure a good fit.

No one will know you're wearing veneers

Veneers are made of porcelain and look just like natural tooth enamel. In fact, don't be surprised if people notice something a little different about you but can't quite figure out what's changed. Your veneers will be custom-made to not only fit your mouth, but also address your particular issue. After your dentist sends impressions of your teeth to a dental laboratory, technicians will create your new veneers in just a week or two.

Veneers are long lasting

With proper care, dental veneers can last for 20 years or more. Caring for veneers is as simple as brushing and flossing. Your Stuart dentist may recommend that you avoid very abrasive types of toothpastes, because they can scratch porcelain veneers. Although it doesn't happen often, veneers can break. This can happen if you try to use your teeth as a substitute bottle opener or attempt to tear open packages with them.

Ready to improve your smile with veneers? Call Stuart, FL, dentist, Dr. R. Ian Murphy, at (772) 287-5222 and make an appointment today.

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