Veneers are a restorative and cosmetic dental treatment used by Dr. William D. Ledford to recreate the look and function of chipped, cracked or discolored teeth. It involves the placement of a thin piece of composite or porcelain to the front surface of a tooth. This form of treatment is irreversible and may not be for everyone, but it is a relatively fast and inexpensive way of making small adjustments, especially to the front teeth.
Veneers are a less invasive treatment as compared to crowns and are ideal for correction of minor alignment issues with the teeth, or for changes in the size, shape and position of the teeth.
Advantages of Dental Veneers
- They are resistant to stains
- They are a minimally invasive form of treatment
- They look and feel natural
- They are a quick and effective way to fix teeth gaps, overlaps, twists and shape
Maintaining Your Veneers
For most patients, the process of care required for veneers is the same as that for one’s natural teeth. All you need to do is brush twice a day, floss daily and keep your mouth healthy by visiting our office for preventive checkups and professional dental cleanings. We may recommend the use of a non-abrasive toothpaste to help you enhance the longevity of your veneers. Follow up appointments may be scheduled to ensure that the veneers are comfortably placed in your mouth. For patients suffering from bruxism or cases of sleep apnea, we may recommend the use of a custom dental night guard while sleeping to prevent damage to your veneers. If cared for properly, veneer restorations can last for up to 10 years.
If you wish to know whether veneers are going to be a suitable solution for the enhancing the beauty and function of your smile, please call the office of Dr. William D. Ledford for a consultation today.