May 13, 2024

Veneer Trend Shining On TV’s


Flashy white teeth are all over our television screens right now, from reality TV to blockbuster films. When it comes to Hollywood chompers, there are some stand-outs. Tom Cruise famously had teeth that were misaligned and stained well into his 30s.Applying veneers is not an easy procedure. Patients need to get their teeth “prepped” by having a dentist shave half to one millimetre off each tooth to create space for the veneer. Once shaved, each tooth can then be covered by a veneer, which is placed over the front of the tooth and lasts for about 15 years.

Hahn also has this warning. “I think these ‘perfect’ teeth are like eyebrows were in the 2000s. Skinny was in, so everybody over-plucked. Silicone breast implants, too. People were getting them left and right, and now they’re getting them removed. I think in 15 or 20 years, people’s veneers will be falling out, their gums will be receding, and they’ll be like: ‘I’ve got to pay for this for the rest of my life.’” Cai’s mantra when it comes to correcting imperfections in teeth is: align, whiten and bond. Looking at the most popular procedures to help straighten crooked teeth, Cai suggests Invisalign. He also recommends porcelain veneers, with the cost depending on the width of the smile and the number of teeth involved (the procedure starts from $2200). Cai says composite bonding ($650 per tooth) can deliver similar results to porcelain veneers, but they can stain and don’t last as long. For whitening, try the Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed for instant whitening results.


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