Get Ready For Your Close-Up With Veneers
- February 21, 2016
The Hollywood smile was born in 1928 thanks to a dentist named Charles Pincus.
Well, sort of.
Dr. Pincus was hired by a movie studio to create a cover for the teeth of one of the actors in one scene in the movie. That got Dr. Pincus to thinking and working on a way to change his patients’ smiles.
In 1937, he created his first set of veneers, which are now a standard part of cosmetic dentistry.
But you don’t have to go to California to get veneers. You can find them at a dentist office if you live in or near Plainville, CT. You can get them at Gentle Dental Care.
What Are Veneers?
Veneers do for your teeth what false fingernails do for your nails. They are a cover that hides your imperfections and gives you a visibly nicer smile.
There is one very important difference between veneers and fake fingernails, however. Veneers can last for a long, long time. We don’t think anyone expects fake fingernails to stay on for more than a few weeks.
Of course, veneers have come a long way since they got their big break in motion pictures. Dr. Pincus’s early veneers did not last very long. The adhesives that he used were not particularly strong,
Since then, dentists have developed new techniques for bonding veneers in place, new adhesives to keep them there, and better materials to give veneers a more natural appearance.
Today’s veneers are durable, too, which is why they can hold up against the wear and tear that people normally put on their teeth. With proper care, your veneers can last for several decades.
Can Veneers Help You?
That depends on how much you like your smile. When you look in the mirror or look at photos of yourself, is there anything that you would change about your teeth?
Very few people (if anyone) are born with the Hollywood smile that you see so often in celebrity magazines. Indeed, many celebrities used cosmetic dentistry, like veneers, to improve their teeth for the sake of their careers.
Try to imagine what you consider the perfect Hollywood smile. (For what it’s worth, British newspaper The Daily Mail recently named Christie Brinkley and Denzel Washington as having the best smiles in Hollywood.)
Now, think about what you would need to change to get that kind of smile for yourself. There’s a good chance that veneers can do that for you. Here are some of the most common things that people fix with veneers:
▶︎ Crooked Teeth
Do you know anyone who was born with perfectly straight teeth? If you know someone who has straight teeth, there’s a good chance he or she underwent orthodontic treatment.
Or maybe he or she has veneers.
Veneers can hide your crooked teeth behind a shell that gives you the appearance of a straight smile. It can take years to straighten your teeth with orthodontics. With veneers, you can look like you have straight teeth in a matter of weeks.
▶︎ Crowded or Gapped Teeth
When your baby teeth fell out, your adult teeth may not have had enough room to come in. As a result, your teeth may be crammed against one another in your mouth.
Or maybe your teeth were fine … until your wisdom teeth showed up. Impacted wisdom teeth can push your existing teeth into one another, which can have long-term effects on your smile.
On the other end of the spectrum, maybe your teeth are spread out more than you would like. Some people are comfortable having a gap. Other people are embarrassed by their gaps.
In both cases, veneers can hide your crowded teeth or your gaps to give you a smile that looks perfectly parallel and evenly spaced.
▶︎ Chipped Teeth
Maybe you found out the hard way why that candy is called a “jawbreaker.” Maybe you got hit in the mouth with a baseball or softball. Maybe you fell and hit your teeth on something hard.
All of these situations could leave you with a chipped tooth. Veneers can restore your tooth to its full potential.
▶︎ Discolored Teeth
Yellow and discolored teeth can happen for a number of reasons — poor oral hygiene, stains from the foods we eat and drinks we drink, side effects from medication, enamel that is worn down.
No matter your reason, veneers can cover your ugly teeth and make your smile as white as you want it to be.
Fix It All
Whether you want to change one thing or a combination of problems, veneers can give you the smile you’ve dreamt of having.
You don’t have to be a celebrity. You just need to live within driving distance of our dentist office in Plainville, CT.
Make your appointment by calling Gentle Dental Care at 860-479-2397 or by filling out our online form.