A beautiful smile can enhance your sense of self-esteem and self-confidence. When your smile leaves a lot to be desired, it can be greatly improved with dental veneers. This cosmetic dental procedure can make a difference in your appearance and the way you feel about yourself.

A Long History of Enhanced Smiles

Dental veneers have been around for a very long time.  A secret among the stars, they were used in the early days of film to give actors and actresses beautiful Hollywood smiles. For years they were used in the exclusive domain of show business. They are still used in that capacity and, in fact, most people would be surprised to know which celebrities have beautiful smiles thanks to dental veneers.

The first dental veneers were created in 1928 by a California dentist, Charles Pincus. He was asked to make them for an actor. These first veneers temporarily adhered to the actor’s teeth. Early veneers did not last very long, and they were not permanent. As time went on, improvements were made, and they became permanent.

Modern Day Veneers

Today’s dental veneers are made from porcelain shells and they are permanently attached to the teeth. Depending on the type of veneers used, the teeth are prepped, and a small bit of tooth enamel may be removed so they can be cemented to the teeth. There are also veneers that do not require any grinding of the natural teeth in order to be attached.

Whereas early dental veneers were temporary and did not last very long, those of today will last for years with proper maintenance and care. Some veneers may last as long as 30 years. Dental veneers are perfect for acquiring the smile of your dreams.

Why Choose Dental Veneers

Dental veneers mask a variety of dental issues. Problems like misshapen teeth or misaligned teeth are hidden with veneers. Some people have small gaps between their teeth and use veneers to close those gaps.

Whitening your teeth is one of the most common cosmetic dental procedures but occasionally a person will have one or more teeth that, for whatever reason, will not respond to the whitening agents. While this can be disheartening, dental veneers can correct the discoloration and make the tooth or teeth appear beautifully white.

Dental veneers are also used to recontour teeth. If your natural teeth appear too small or short for your facial features, the dimensions can be improved with veneers. They are also used to mask chipped teeth.

Invest in Yourself

With dental veneers, you can achieve the perfect smile you always wanted. An investment in veneers is an investment in your self-esteem and self-confidence. This cosmetic procedure could be a life-changing improvement in your appearance.

Dental veneers are a permanent solution to address the blemish or issue you are correcting. Although they can last for decades, it is important to realize that they may need replacement at some point in the future. To find out more about dental veneers, contact us at Pearl Shine Dental where we can help you achieve your very best smile.