Since the 1990s, part of being a star has meant having a perfect smile. When Victoria Beckham and Tom Cruise and other Hollywood A-List stars had cosmetic dental work done to give them this mythical perfect smile, nobody could be complete as a star without it. Having a dental makeover became a must have in Hollywood and as dental makeovers have become cheaper and more accessible, they have become must haves for you and me. Another thing that’s changed over time is that people have started to demand more natural looking teeth. As we look back, there was something unnatural about having teeth that were just so white. Nobody’s teeth should look like they were made in a laboratory somewhere. What people want are veneers that look natural. In this article, we will discuss what you need to know about veneers.
First off, veneers are thin strips applied on your teeth because your teeth have some cosmetic or structural defect, such as being chipped, being discoloured, having gaps, or being crooked.
In the past, gleaming white teeth were considered beautiful. There are still some people who love that brilliant white look, but for most of us, that screams, “Fake”. Nobody has teeth that white, naturally. And nobody wants to be a walking advertisement for a dentist. People want to have teeth that look natural and appropriate for their age. Getting that natural looking smile is what the veneers of today are all about.
Good dentists approach the problem in a unique way. Above all things, they try and deal with each client according to their wishes. Every decision to treat, size and shape the client’s teeth is guided by the client’s dental goals. The most important thing is not, as you might think, the mouth, but the face. Your smile has to fit in with your face. Your facial features and landmarks are the most important elements in designing your perfect smile. Consequently, the shape of the veneer, its line angles, its corners, its lengths, and colour are chosen according to how best they fit in with your face. You see, when people see your smile, they see it as part of your face, not as part of an isolated mouth somewhere. This kind of customization leads to smiles uniquely suited for each client.
Contrary to what you might think, the best dentists want your teeth to look so natural that nobody ever suspects that you have veneers. At most, people should congratulate you for brushing your teeth twice a day. The best work doesn’t have the telltale signs of dental work. It looks as if you were born that way. If you see teeth that scream, “dental work”, that’s not good. Natural is what the best dentists aim at. This means balancing the desire for perfection with naturalness. Veneers will, when done right, enhance your face and your personality rather than take away from it or distract from it.
Visit a dentist who will aim to make you look good, rather than turn your smile into an advertising board. You deserve a smile that enhances your face.