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  • By The Doctors of The Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry
  • April 13, 2016
  • Having a great smile is a privilege that everyone in Destin should enjoy. The confidence that comes from having genuine pride in your pearly whites is irreplaceable. However, many of us struggle with imperfections in our teeth. Broken, chipped, cracked, stained, and crooked teeth can really put a damper on your smile. At the Center for Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, we know how much a healthy, happy smile means to Destin residents, so we’d like to talk about how Dr. Lichorwic can help get you the smile you deserve with veneers.

    What are Veneers?

    Veneers are thin layers of composite, or dental porcelain that are placed over the surface of a tooth to correct cosmetic and functional issues. Invented in 1928 by Charles Pincus, veneers were originally intended to give movie stars perfect teeth for the silver screen. Back then, they were only temporary due to a lack of competent adhesive, but modern dental medicine has advanced to the point that veneers can last for up to 30 years, and are nearly identical to natural teeth in form and function.

    What Can Veneers Fix?

    Veneers are a good option for a number of different cosmetic and functional dental issues. Although veneers cannot replace lost teeth, they provide an excellent solution for many Destin residents. Here are the most common conditions that benefit from veneers:

    • Broken teeth
    • Chipped teeth
    • Cracked teeth
    • Mildly crooked teeth
    • Small gaps between teeth
    • Discolored teeth
    • Undesirably large or small teeth

    How Do Veneers Work?

    Before deciding if veneers are right for you, it is best to visit the Center for Cosmetic and Family Dentistry for a consultation and discussion with Dr. Lichorwic. If veneers can accomplish your cosmetic and functional goals, Dr. Lichorwic will take a mold of the tooth/teeth to be fitted and send it to an expert technician in a dental laboratory, who will craft the perfect veneers to match your existing teeth. Once Dr. Lichorwic has prepared your teeth for fitting, he will place your new veneers, taking your smile to the next level. Although veneers are stain-resistant, Dr. Lichorwic may recommend avoiding coffee, tea, red wine, and tobacco.

    Give us a call today to find out how veneers can give you the smile you’ve always wanted!


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    Monday8:00am - 4:00pm
    Tuesday8:00am - 4:00pm
    Wednesday8:00am - 4:00pm
    Thursday7:00am - 3:00pm
    Friday7:00am - 3:00pm


    We offer free cosmetic consultations.

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