Want A Movie Star Smile?…Think Cosmetic Dentistry
We all see the movie star smiles in movies and at the news stands. A Hollywood smile is a pre- requisite for any A-list Hollywood star today. Image and appearance are
everything! A brilliant, white smile shows up better on the big screen and in pictures.
Who Has The Best Hollywood Smile?
Surveys are done all the time regarding the best Hollywood smiles among actors and actresses. Below you will find a list of some of the usual suspects in these surveys:
While the list above is not complete, these and many other A list actors have spent some time in a cosmetic dentist’s chair to achieve those bright, vibrant smiles.
What Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures Can Give You A Hollywood Smile?
This is possibly one of the least expensive cosmetic dentistry options to make your smile shine. Our teeth can become stained by everyday activities like coffee/tea drinking, tobacco use, wine drinking, or cola drinking. As we get older, our enamel gets thinner, causing our teeth to become darker and less brilliant.
Teeth whitening products and treatments are able to whiten our teeth by removing stains and discolorations. Teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedure in the world today.
There are two main types of teeth whitening: in office and at home. In office whitening involves application of whitening products to the teeth while in the dental office. Results up to several shades lighter are achieved the same day. The process is fast, and easy. At home procedures involve application of whitening products to the teeth by the patient daily, for up to 1 month. The at home process is slower to achieve results, generally less expensive, and also easy. Both cosmetic dentistry procedures are very effective, and can help you to achieve the whiter smile you’ve been dreaming of.
Porcelain veneers are also referred to as “instant orthodontics”. Porcelain veneers give the cosmetic dentist the ability to change the alignment of teeth, to alter shape (width and length), as well as change color. Porcelain veneers are custom made ultra thin porcelain restorations that are bonded to the front surfaces of the teeth. Modern porcelain veneers offer a natural looking, beautiful smile.With proper care, porcelain veneers generally last between 8 to 12 years, but if cared for properly can last for much longer . The lifespan of porcelain veneers (and any dental restoration) depends upon your oral hygiene maintenance, the forces on the teeth(hard use, grinding), tooth decay, and regularity of dental visits.
Porcelain crowns give the cosmetic dentist the ability to restore a tooth to its natural look without the use of metal. This allows the dental laboratory to fabricate a tooth that
reflects light just like our own natural teeth. Porcelain crowns can be used on teeth that either already have crowns or need more extensive work (having large restorations or tooth decay).
Dental bonding is the process in which tooth colored dental materials are bonded to a tooth. This might be one of the easiest cosmetic dentistry procedures to change our look. Using dental bonding we can change shape, size, color, length, and close any spaces that might be present. Dental bonding is generally completed in the dentist office in as little as an hour.
If you envy the smile of A-list celebrities, talk to your cosmetic dentist about the options available to you. Many of us are able to embrace our flaws while others choose to fix them. What makes you happy, will make you smile. So combine the two, be happy and smile more! Please remember, that before considering cosmetic dentistry, be sure you have your oral hygiene under control. It does not matter how nice dental work may look when completed, it will not last very long without good dental hygiene maintenance.