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By More Smiles of Beverly
August 19, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: celebrity smiles   veneers  

What's an actor's most important feature? According to Vivica A. Fox, whose most recent big-screen role was in Independence Day: Resurgence, it's what you see right up front.

"On screen, your smile and your eyes are the most inviting things that bring the audience in" she said. "Especially if you play the hot chick."

But like lots of people, Vivica reached a point where she felt her smile needed a little help in order to look its best. That's when she turned to a popular cosmetic dental treatment.

"I got veneers years ago," Ms. Fox told Dear Doctor magazine in a recent interview, "just because I had some gapping that probably only I noticed."

What exactly are dental veneers? Essentially, they are thin shells of lustrous porcelain that are permanently attached to the front surfaces of the teeth. Tough, lifelike and stain-resistant, they can cover up a number of defects in your smile — including stains, chips, cracks, and even minor spacing irregularities like the ones Vivica had.

Veneers have become the treatment of choice for Hollywood celebs — and lots of regular folks too — for many reasons. Unlike some treatments that can take many months, it takes just a few appointments to have veneers placed on your teeth. Because they are custom made just for you, they allow you to decide how bright you want your smile to be: anywhere from a natural pearly hue to a brilliant "Hollywood white." Best of all, they are easy to maintain, and can last for many years with only routine care.

To place traditional veneers, it's necessary to prepare the tooth by removing a small amount (a millimeter or two) of its enamel surface. This keeps it from feeling too big — but it also means the treatment can't be reversed, so once you get veneers, you'll always have them. In certain situations, "no-prep" or minimal-prep veneers, which require little or no removal of tooth enamel, may be an option for some people.

Veneers aren't the only way to create a better smile: Teeth whitening, crowns or orthodontic work may also be an alternative. But for many, veneers are the preferred option. What does Vivica think of hers?

"I love my veneers!" she declared, noting that they have held up well for over a decade.

For more information about veneers, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation.

By More Smiles of Beverly
March 19, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: veneers   cosmetic dentistry  

If you have ever looked in the mirror and wished that your teeth looked different, you are not alone. Studies have shown that damaged or veneersdiscolored teeth are the facial feature that most people would improve or change if given the chance. Although many people admit to being unhappy with their teeth, there has never been a better time to invest in a smile makeover. Dr. Ademola Adekola, a dentist in Chicago, IL, recommends dental veneers for their affordability and versatility.

Get a Smile Makeover with Dental Veneers in Chicago, IL

Dental veneers are one of the most effective ways to correct common cosmetic dental issues like stains and discolorations, and to improve and change the size, shape, and color of your teeth. And despite the fact that they are minimally invasive, fast and affordable, they are highly durable and can last for up to a decade with good oral hygiene and dental care, often longer.

Who Should Get Veneers?

Veneers are a good option for anyone with cosmetic damage like chips and cracks, stains and discolorations, uneven teeth or spacing and mild alignment issues (significant bite and alignment problems may require orthodontic treatment). But you don't have to chip or break a tooth to invest in your smile with veneers.

Many people are unhappy with the natural shape or size of some or all of their teeth, and veneers are an easy and accessible way to get the smile you want without making major changes or investing in significant dental work.

In addition to improving how your teeth look, getting veneers can have other benefits such as improving your confidence and self-esteem, and even making you look a few years younger in many cases.

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If you are ready for a brighter, healthier and more attractive smile, contact More Smiles of Beverly by calling (773) 980-8900 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Adekola today.

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