As you’ve probably guessed, not all Hollywood actors and actresses were born with perfect smiles. Crooked, uneven, discolored, chipped or misaligned teeth and gaps between the teeth are common for people in all walks of life. A glamorous look is many actors’ and actresses’ meal ticket for getting work and good paying roles. A poor looking smile is just not glamorous and can be a hindrance. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry can give anyone a Hollywood smile. Two of the main tools cosmetic dentistry uses to achieve the “star look” in smiles are veneers and bonding.
What Are Veneers?
According to WebMD, a veneer is a wafer thin shell that is custom designed to fit onto the tooth. The purpose of a veneer is entirely cosmetic. Teeth are prepared for veneers by removing a small amount of enamel from the front and sides of the teeth. Then, your dentist molds impressions of your teeth and sends it to a dental lab, which uses the size and shape to form veneers that are a perfect fit. Veneers are made from either porcelain or composite resin. Your dentist also helps you choose a tooth color that best suits your smile. It may take a few weeks to get the veneers back from the lab.
What about the procedure?
The dentist applies a bonding material to the front of your tooth and uses a special light that creates a chemical reaction, which adheres the veneer to the bonding material.
Within a few weeks time and a couple of dentist visits, you can transform your smile into that beautiful, ever sought after Hollywood smile.
Hutto Hippo Family Dental provides patients with cosmetic dentistry along with many other dental services.