Porcelain veneers can do wonders for your smile and provide a striking smile transformation. Common dental flaws like tooth staining, chips and cracks, or tooth size and shape discrepancies can all be corrected with durable, realistic-looking porcelain veneers.
Dr. John Murfree custom crafts beautiful veneers for Murfreesboro, TN patients who desire a red-carpet smile, or those who simply want to enhance their smiles’ inherent beauty. As a dentist with an eye for artistry, you can expect the results Dr. Murfree achieves to look subtle and beautifully natural.
What Porcelain Veneers Can Do for Your Smile
A dental veneer is a thin shell of high-grade translucent porcelain that is placed on a tooth’s surface to conceal smile flaws and create the appearance of a flawless smile. Dental porcelain is extremely strong and durable, and since we custom shade the material, your veneers will blend seamlessly with your smile.
Dr. Murfree can place one or two veneers to perfect your appearance or create a full set for a dramatic, head-turning smile makeover.
We use porcelain veneers to help our Murfreesboro patients correct numerous smile flaws:
- Broken, cracked, or chipped teeth
- Wide, uneven gaps or spacing issues
- Teeth that appear too short
- Tooth shape or size discrepancies
- Mild tooth misalignment
- Tooth staining or discoloration
Steps for Getting Porcelain Veneers
The first step is for you and Dr. Murfree to discuss the smile flaws you would like to address with veneers. With your treatment plan in hand, we will prepare the tooth or teeth we’re treating by shaving off a thin slice of dental enamel. This makes up for the veneer's bulk and allows it to sit naturally along your gum line.
Next, we take impressions of the prepared teeth to create a mold for your new veneers. You and Dr. Murfree will choose a shade that blends with surrounding teeth, then send all the details to a custom dental lab where trained technicians painstakingly create your veneers.
This step takes about 2-3 weeks, and when we get your final veneers, you will return to our Murfreesboro dental office, where we will check them, adjust them for a comfortable fit, and cement them securely on your teeth.
Taking Care of Your New Veneers
Because of the smooth surface of porcelain veneers, they won't collect stains as natural teeth do. Veneers are also very durable and stand up well to daily wear and tear. However, like your teeth, veneers are not indestructible and can chip or break under too much of the wrong kind of force—think chewing on ice, opening bags with your teeth, or biting your nails.
Brush twice a day and floss once to ensure that your underlying teeth and gums are healthy, and visit our Murfreesboro dental office every six months. While you are here for your routine cleaning and exam, our dentist will also check the condition of your veneers to make sure they’re in good shape.
Transform Your Smile with Porcelain Veneers
There’s no reason to live with smile flaws that bother you every time you look in the mirror. Call Murfree Dental today to schedule an appointment to see how porcelain veneers can benefit you.