Get a Red-Carpet Smile with Dental Veneers
As you sit down in front of the TV Sunday night to watch your favorite entertainers saunter down the red carpet, graciously accept their Oscars, and make their speeches, you may notice not only their glamorous clothing and perfectly coiffed hair, but their dazzling teeth. It seems that, with a few exceptions, perfect white chompers are a requirement for the celebrity set these days — men and women.
Of course, movie stars may not seem like ordinary people, but they started out that way — and they are no more or no less likely than anyone else to have naturally perfect teeth. The Hollywood not-so-secret dental secret? Dental veneers. They have their origins in La La Land, but now anyone can experience their transformative magic.
If you live in Chester, VA and are unhappy with the appearance of your smile, call Walter D. Felton, DDS, to discuss whether you are a good candidate for veneers. Dial 804-392-0792 or get in touch with us through our online form.
What Are Dental Veneers?
The first dental veneers were made by a Tinseltown dentist, Dr. Charles Pinkus, to temporarily change the appearance of movie actors’ teeth during filming. Improved technology over the decades has enabled us to make veneers that are not only perfectly lifelike but long-lasting (typically 10 – 30 years) and affordable to people who aren’t movie stars.
A dental veneer is a thin, custom-fitted and -made shell or covering that is bonded to the front of the tooth. You can get a veneer — perfectly matched to the rest of your smile — to cover a single flawed tooth, or you can get multiple dental veneers to create your own dazzling Hollywood grin.
At Dr. Felton’s office, we offer porcelain veneers. These are strong, boast the translucent quality of natural teeth, and can last decades with proper care. The process is easy. First, we will remove a very minimal layer of enamel from your teeth to enable the veneers to fit. Next, we will take impressions of your teeth, which will be used to manufacture your custom veneers. Finally, we will permanently bond the veneers to your enamel using a special light-cured adhesive.
What Do Dental Veneers Fix?
The wonderful thing about veneers is that they can cover a variety of cosmetic dental flaws all at once. These include:
- Tooth discoloration — even deep, intrinsic stains that chemical teeth whiteners can’t touch
- Chipped or fractured teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Worn-down teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Uneven or misaligned teeth
Call TK Dental Care for a Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation
You don’t have to be a Hollywood star to look like one — or at least have teeth like one. A great grin boosts your self-confidence, which will be apparent to everyone you meet and have an effect on every aspect of your life.
If you are unhappy with the look of your smile, we have a range of cosmetic dentistry procedures to help you out, including dental veneers. You may request a consultation online or call our Chester, VA office at 804-392-0792.