What do Tom Cruise, Katy Perry, Demi Moore, Chris Rock, and Katie Holmes have in common?
No, it’s not that they’re all household names or have multimillion-dollar salaries.
Hint: Take a look at some pictures of these celebrities online from their early days, and (aside from the hair evolutions), you might notice something else about their appearance that’s changed over the years.
Look closer—notice anything different about their smiles?
These celebrities don’t just have whiter, brighter teeth now because they had their teeth whitened; they have veneers.
Veneers aren’t just for the rich and famous. You can also get a dramatic smile makeover at Grand Dental with this “instant” procedure.
What Are Veneers?
Veneers are thin “shells” that go on the front of your teeth. They are made of a durable material, usually porcelain, that looks like natural teeth in both color and substance.
Veneers are great for people with healthy gums who have chipped teeth, discolored or stained teeth, and cracked teeth. Veneers don’t have to replace all of your teeth, either; they can just be applied to problem teeth.
Veneers can also help you if you have one or more crooked teeth. Instead of waiting a couple of years for braces to straighten your teeth or consistently using whitening treatments, we can give you the Hollywood smile you deserve with these incredible tooth coverings—in only two appointments!
Two appointments to beautiful white teeth? Tell me more!
How Do They Work?
First, veneers must be made in a lab to precisely fit your teeth based on an examination, X-rays, or impressions that we take of your teeth.
After they are made, Dr. Benefield will carefully remove just enough of the enamel (the thin protective layer) on the front surface of your teeth so that the veneers can fit on top.
Next, he’ll make sure the veneers fit properly and as naturally as possible, and he’ll also check to make sure the color matches your other teeth. Then he’ll clean your teeth, roughen the surfaces a bit to help the dental bonding stick, and then carefully cement the veneers on top of your teeth, so that your smile looks healthy and new!
How Long Do They Last?
Veneers can last up to 10 years. That’s much longer than whitening treatments! If you take good care of them like your regular teeth and are careful not to put unneeded pressure on them, like biting your nails or chewing on ice can do, then your veneers can last a decade.
Be sure to come in to see us for regular dental exams, where we’ll professionally clean and then check your veneers to make sure they’re in top condition!
What Should I Do to Make Sure My Veneers Look Great?
Dr. Benefield and the staff here at Grand Dental take great pride in the quality of our work, and we care about every single patient that comes through our doors. You can be confident that we always do our best to provide excellent dental care so that you can get the most out of your results.
One of the things we emphasize here is educating our patients and providing you with the information you need so that you not only know how to take care of your natural teeth but also any dental elements in your mouth that haven’t always been there, like veneers.
To keep your veneers looking great, you should simply take care of them like you would your natural teeth. Make sure you brush at least twice a day and floss once a day, as well as come in for regular dental checkups.
If you have veneers on just one or a few of your teeth, we can also provide you with helpful tips to keep the rest of your teeth bright so that all of your teeth sparkle and shine like your veneers. You might want to even have us whiten your other teeth before you get your veneers.
Your veneers are made of stain-resistant porcelain, but limiting dark beverages like coffee and red wine or brushing right after you drink them will keep the veneers looking clean and bright!
Be Proud that Others Notice Your Smile!
Studies show that one of the first things people notice about someone else’s appearance is their smile. Let Grand Dental help people notice your beautiful celebrity smile with veneers!
Contact us today for a free consultation to start you on your way to a noticeable, white smile! And while you’re here, feel free to ask us any questions you have about veneers or about your mouth in general—we are always happy to answer your questions!