Porcelain Veneers
in Murfreesboro, TN

Whether you have a single tooth that’s discolored or damaged or you’re interested in undergoing a complete smile makeover, porcelain veneers may be the perfect choice for you! Veneers are what provide many celebrities with that perfect, Hollywood smile, and our Murfreesboro dental team can help you determine the precise smile goals that will have you feeling great about the appearance of your teeth. Contact our office today!

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What are veneers?

Veneers are thin, custom-made shells crafted from tooth-colored materials like porcelain or composite resin. They are designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve their appearance, addressing various cosmetic concerns such as discoloration, chips, cracks, or irregularities in shape or size. Veneers offer a natural-looking solution to enhance the aesthetic appeal of a smile while also providing durability and resilience.

illustration of a dental veneer

What are veneers used for?

Veneers can be used for a variety of cosmetic dental concerns, making them a versatile option for enhancing the appearance of a smile. Some common uses of veneers include:

  • Teeth Whitening: Veneers can be used to cover stains and discoloration that are resistant to traditional teeth whitening treatments, providing a brighter, more vibrant smile.
  • Correcting Misalignment: For patients with minor misalignment issues, veneers can create the illusion of a straighter and more uniform smile without the need for orthodontic treatment.
  • Reshaping Teeth: Veneers can modify the shape, size, and symmetry of teeth to improve overall facial aesthetics and create a beautiful, symmetrical smile.
  • Repairing Damaged Teeth: Veneers can conceal chips, cracks, or fractures in teeth, restoring their strength, function, and appearance.
  • Closing Gaps: Veneers can effectively close small gaps or spaces between teeth, improving the overall alignment and symmetry of the smile.
woman examining her smile in a mirror

Are veneers permanent?

With proper care and maintenance, veneers can typically last for many years, ranging from 10 to 20 years on average. However, once enamel has been removed in order to place a veneer, a restoration of some kind must always be present to protect the tooth from damage. It’s essential for patients to adhere to good oral hygiene practices, including regular brushing, flossing, and routine dental check-ups, to prolong the lifespan of their veneers.

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