According to a recent survey, 83 percent of people believe their teeth are more important to their appearance than hair and eyes. But what if you don’t love your smile? No matter the choppers you were born with, red carpet worthy or not, cosmetic dentistry can drastically change your smile. Here’s a rundown of the popular techniques.
1) Veneers – Many celebs choose veneers to lengthen teeth or to close gaps. Veneers can also fix crooked teeth, individual tooth discoloration and make gums seem less prominent. They are priced per tooth and have a life of about 7 years.
2) Tooth Whitening – It is no surprise that many people in the spotlight opt to whiten their teeth. In Hollywood, just like everywhere, smoking, coffee and red wine can be a daily indulgence. These are the top three contributors to tooth discoloration.
3) Implants – It is pretty common for some teeth to never grow in. Many kids lose their baby teeth and one or two adult teeth may not grow in their place. Celebs might choose implants to keep or restore their beautiful smiles. Some stars have replaced knocked out or loosened teeth with implants.
4) Gum Lifts – This is one of the more extreme cosmetic dental services. If a person is unhappy with the appearance of their gums when they smile, they can opt to “lift” them in order to make their smile more attractive. This procedure involves reshaping the tissue and/or underlying bones to create the appearance of longer or symmetrical teeth, thereby making the smile more aesthetically pleasing.
The bottom line is that people want their smiles to be beautiful. You can contribute to your beautiful smile by avoiding excess sugar and acidic drinks, not smoking, brushing and flossing daily and visiting your dentist regularly.
If you would like a celebrity smile, ask your dentist about your options. Many times, there will be over the counter products you can use! Or click here for more information about cosmetic dentistry.
What celebrity or high-profile smile would you most like to have? Leave your answers in the comments!