Not all celebrities were born with those brilliant, flawless smiles that they are seen flaunting for fans and cameras – some got a little help from their dental surgeons, and a clever invention called ‘Veneers’. Veneers are, quite simply, fine shells made using porcelain which are bonded on to the facial surfaces of the teeth in order to conceal any imperfections for a picture-perfect smile makeover. Porcelain Veneers can effectively conceal:
- Unsightly gaps between teeth
- Stained/discolored teeth
- Previously restored teeth
- Teeth with congenital shape and size discrepancies
- Minor fractures and chipped edges
- Visible aesthetic deformities such as those caused by flurosis, amelogenesis imperfecta and dentinogenesis imperfecta (Although in severe cases, dental crowns are advised)
During the procedure, the tooth structure is slightly reduced to accommodate ideal seating and fixation for the veneers. An impression of the trimmed teeth is then taken on the basis of which thin porcelain shells are fabricated according to the shade selected by patients. These shells are then cemented on to the labial/facial surfaces of the teeth using strong dental adhesive materials. Because the procedure involves trimming down of multiple teeth during the same sitting, topical or local anesthesia may be administered to manage discomfort, sensitivity or pain.
It is important for patients to note that dental veneers simply enhance smile aesthetics, and do not contribute to functionality in any way. For instance, veneers can effectively conceal and hide dental diastemas (gaps between teeth), but orthodontics offer a more practical, permanent solution to the problem. However, veneers have been used to redesign and revamp smiles successfully in awe-inspiring ways, and the results can be seen on leading Hollywood celebrities, politicians and other prominent personalities today. Porcelain Veneering is one of the most sought after procedures in cosmetic dentistry owing to its outstanding results.
If you are looking for a complete, celebrity-like smile makeover and an unbelievable boost of confidence, then book an appointment with leading cosmetic dental experts at George Turner DDS today and get ready to create the perfect lasting impressions everywhere you go!