Awards season is upon us. There will be red carpets galore, from the Golden Globes to the Academy Awards. Some actors wear their imperfect smiles as a badge of honor, fully invested in the belief that without their flawed chompers they would not get such meaty roles. However, there are far more celebs who choose to alter their smiles until their teeth look so amazingly natural you wonder if they were born with flawless DNA. In most cases, their stunning smiles are the result of porcelain veneers.
Cosmetic Dentistry in Hollywood
If you Google before-and-after photos of celebrities like Denzel Washington and Catherine Zeta-Jones – two stars known for their smiles – you’ll discover that their teeth were once not so perfect. Then there is Sofia Vergara who seems so genetically blessed you have to wonder if she really was born with that megawatt grin. While celebrities like Steve Buscemi are happy to live with overlarge, stained, and crooked teeth, other celebs believed their stars could burn brighter with some cosmetic dentistry touch-ups.
The go-to celeb cosmetic dentistry procedure is porcelain veneers. And the celebs who get them done right make people wonder, “Did he or didn’t he?” That’s a good thing. If you have veneers, you want them to look completely natural in size, shape, and shading. Though blinding white teeth are also a Hollywood thing, and that isn’t so bad either. All this focus on oral health is a dentist’s dream. And who better to inspire others to take good care of their teeth than looked-up-to celebs?
The Appeal of Biomimetic Porcelain Veneers
So why porcelain veneers? As cosmetic dentistry treatments go, porcelain veneers are one of the most versatile solutions available. Veneers cloak a myriad of aesthetic complaints, from chips to cracks, short teeth to gap teeth, misalignment to broken teeth. Instead of investing in a variety of cosmetic repairs for your smile makeover, you can invest in just one.
When it comes to the type of porcelain veneers you get, it’s important to do your research. All veneers are not created equal. And while of course your veneers should be carefully and artfully customized to your smile, face shape, and skin tone, they should also be kind to your natural teeth. Biomimetic porcelain veneers provide all the amazing benefits of traditional veneers but in a far less-invasive manner.
Incredibly thin pieces of porcelain are still attached to the front of your teeth. These super-strong contact-lens-thin shells are bonded in place and transform your smile. But the biomimetic porcelain veneer application process eliminates the need for a significant portion of each tooth’s enamel to be removed. The goal is to improve your teeth without compromising the strength of your natural tooth underneath. As little as one-quarter millimeter of tooth enamel is removed, compared to the removal of the entire facial enamel in a traditional veneer process.
Leaving more of the tooth enamel in place ensures that the tooth’s rigidity is preserved so that they are more receptive to the new veneers and support the cosmetic dentistry repair properly and for a very long time. Tooth enamel cannot be retrieved once it is removed. And a biomimetic dentist helps patients achieve amazing biomimetic porcelain veneer smile makeovers without jeopardizing the stability of their natural teeth. And that kind of attention to detail should matter to everyone interested in cosmetic dentistry, not just celebrities.
Ready to brighten your own star with a smile makeover and biomimetic porcelain veneers? Contact Moorestown Dental Professionals in Moorestown, NJ, to schedule your consultation.