Posts for tag: veneers

By Chestnut Dental Associates
December 13, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: celebrity smiles   veneers  
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What's an actor's most important feature? According to Vivica A. Fox, whose most recent big-screen role was in Independence Day: Resurgence, it's what you see right up front.

"On screen, your smile and your eyes are the most inviting things that bring the audience in" she said. "Especially if you play the hot chick."

But like lots of people, Vivica reached a point where she felt her smile needed a little help in order to look its best. That's when she turned to a popular cosmetic dental treatment.

"I got veneers years ago," Ms. Fox told Dear Doctor magazine in a recent interview, "just because I had some gapping that probably only I noticed."

What exactly are dental veneers? Essentially, they are thin shells of lustrous porcelain that are permanently attached to the front surfaces of the teeth. Tough, lifelike and stain-resistant, they can cover up a number of defects in your smile — including stains, chips, cracks, and even minor spacing irregularities like the ones Vivica had.

Veneers have become the treatment of choice for Hollywood celebs — and lots of regular folks too — for many reasons. Unlike some treatments that can take many months, it takes just a few appointments to have veneers placed on your teeth. Because they are custom made just for you, they allow you to decide how bright you want your smile to be: anywhere from a natural pearly hue to a brilliant "Hollywood white." Best of all, they are easy to maintain, and can last for many years with only routine care.

To place traditional veneers, it's necessary to prepare the tooth by removing a small amount (a millimeter or two) of its enamel surface. This keeps it from feeling too big — but it also means the treatment can't be reversed, so once you get veneers, you'll always have them. In certain situations, "no-prep" or minimal-prep veneers, which require little or no removal of tooth enamel, may be an option for some people.

Veneers aren't the only way to create a better smile: Teeth whitening, crowns or orthodontic work may also be an alternative. But for many, veneers are the preferred option. What does Vivica think of hers?

"I love my veneers!" she declared, noting that they have held up well for over a decade.

For more information about veneers, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation.

Why feel embarrassed by your teeth when cosmetic dentistry can make you feel proud of your smile?

There are so many options nowadays for getting your smile back on track. Whether you are dealing with unsightly stains or you hate that cosmetic dentistrylittle gap between your teeth, cosmetic dentistry can really turn your smile around. Our Downingtown, PA dentists are here to tell you how much cosmetic dentistry could do to give you the ideal smile.

The purpose of cosmetic dentistry is to enhance and improve the appearance of your smile. While general dentistry is designed to help maintain good oral health, it is cosmetic dentistry that serves to correct minor flaws and imperfections to give you the smile you’ve always wanted.

You’ll want to turn to our expert cosmetic dentist in Downingtown to provide you with a full array of services to meet your needs. Each treatment is tailored to address your smile goals and to make sure that you are happy with your results. Common cosmetic dental treatments that may be able to help you include:

  • Teeth whitening to remove surface stains caused by foods, drinks, smoking or age
  • Dental bonding to repair and cover small cracks, stains, gaps and chips
  • Reshaping and contouring to reshape and improve the look of your tooth
  • Dental veneers to hide more moderate dental imperfections
  • Dental crowns to improve severely misshapen or discolored teeth
  • Gum contouring to improve uneven gum lines and the look of “gummy smiles”
  • Dental implants to replace missing teeth for life

When you come into our office, our Downingtown family dentist will sit down with you to help you choose the one or more cosmetic treatments you will need to give your smile the makeover you want. It’s never too late to have a more attractive smile.

Don’t let your smile fizzle out. You can get a smile that you’ll be proud of and the experts at Chestnut Dental Associates in Downingtown, PA are here to ensure that you get the cosmetic dentistry you need so you can have a smile you know you deserve.



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