Considering Veneers for a Hollywood Smile

By Mike Lomax | Cosmetic Dentistry

Jun 19

Considering Veneers for a Hollywood Smile

Veneers can give you a beautiful, star-worthy smile, but at a cost. Be prepared to pay a pretty penny.

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If you’re looking for a dazzling smile, veneers could be the answer. Veneers are tooth-colored shells made to cover your natural teeth and produce a bright, beautiful smile.

Veneers can correct a multitude of cosmetic defects, from discolored teeth to slightly crooked teeth to gaps in your smile. And advances in cosmetic dentistry have made veneers look even better today.

“The translucent quality of today’s veneers gives a more natural look than what’s been available in the past,” says Kimberly Harms, DDS, a dentist in Farmington, Minn. and consumer advisor and spokesperson for the American Dental Association (ADA).

How Veneers Work

Dental veneers are very thin shells made from tooth-like material designed to cover the front surface of teeth. They can be made of porcelain or resin composite materials. Most veneers today are made of porcelain because this material resists stains better and has a light-reflecting quality similar to that of natural teeth. The veneers are placed on the front of the teeth, concealing imperfections and sometimes changing the size, shape, and length of teeth.

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