The earliest veneers were created around the time talking pictures became popular. A Los Angeles cosmetic dentist named Charles Pincus was asked by Hollywood executives to come up with a solution to temporarily correct actors’ faulty smiles overnight. Dr. Pincus used veneers to correct the smiles of stars like Shirley Temple and Judy Garland.
Since the inception of veneers, the materials and technology used to create the restorations has evolved considerably, and veneers have skyrocketed in popularity. They are no longer reserved for movie stars —millions of people from all walks of life have transformed their smiles with these beautiful restorations.
Read on as Dr. Jason Keefe explains why veneers have become so popular.
Dental Veneers Are Versatile
Revamping your smile can give your entire face a more attractive appearance. A complete smile of white, straight, perfectly aligned teeth conveys not only beauty but youth and health.
One of the biggest selling points of porcelain veneers is that they can address a wide range of imperfections, from the color to the shape or size of a tooth. Depending on what you don’t like about your smile, you may opt to have a single veneer placed to improve the appearance of a single irregular or abnormally shaped/sized tooth; or, you could choose to have a set of veneers placed over all of your front teeth that show when you smile.
Veneers can improve your smile in the following ways:
- Cover up stained or discolored teeth
- Make a small tooth appear wider or longer
- Conceal small spaces in between the front teeth
- Mask uneven tooth edges
- Camouflage small tooth chips or cracks
Beautiful and Natural-Looking Dental Results
When designed by a top dental laboratory and fitted by a knowledgeable cosmetic dentist like Dr. Keefe, veneers look, feel and function exactly like natural teeth. Your veneers will be customized to your unique smile and will complement your coloring and unique features. No one will be able to tell you have veneers unless you tell them.
Veneers Are Durable
Finally, veneers are a popular cosmetic treatment option because they last for years. The porcelain used to construct veneers is extremely strong and can withstand the forces of chewing and biting.