How Do Stars Get Their Smiles So Bright?

The red carpet may be rolled up, but this year’s Oscar night left a lasting impression on many people. Though the night was packed with memorable moments, including a few surprises, what stood out most on a lot of celebrities were their dazzling smiles. It wasn’t a lighting trick; modern cosmetic dentistry techniques have helped numerous stars and non-celebrities alike achieve aesthetically perfect smiles. In fact, many such techniques are available at your local Austin dentist’s office, including one of the most popular treatments—porcelain veneers.

It’s Not a Birthright

Some actors, actresses, models, and entertainers have smiles so perfect, they almost seem like they were born with flawless teeth.  The truth, however, is that very few people go their entire lives without needing a dental improvement at least once. Like any human, celebrities are subject to a buffet of oral health issues, and rely on the skills of their cosmetic and restorative dentists to fix or conceal their smile’s imperfections.

The Beauty of Porcelain Veneers

Dental veneers are hand-crafted, wafer-thin shells of porcelain that are designed to replace the front surfaces of teeth. Dental porcelain is semi-translucent and layered, reflecting light just like tooth enamel, and is tinted to match the color and shade of your teeth. By reinventing the face of your smile, porcelain veneers can produce stunning results even if your teeth are chipped, severely stained, gapped, or slightly misaligned. We work closely with highly-respected dental labs, where skilled ceramists will design your veneers according to the specific measurements provided by Dr. Van Wicklen.

Designing Your Smile Makeover

Lifelike porcelain veneers are a popular cosmetic solution, but they aren’t ideal for every situation. Before recommending treatment, Dr. Van Wicklen will thoroughly inspect the state of your oral health and consult with you personally to discuss your expectations. Designing your custom smile makeover may not require permanent changse to your tooth structure, which is needed to accommodate porcelain veneers. Professional teeth-whitening can brighten most stained or discolored teeth, and cosmetic dental bonding can correct chipped edges with tooth-colored composite resin. If a dental infection, like cavities, or gum disease, is the cause of your cosmetic blemishes, then Dr. Van Wicklen will prescribe an appropriate treatment to eliminate or control the condition.

About Your Austin Cosmetic Dentist:

Since 1985, Dr. Steven Van Wicklen has been providing expert restorative and cosmetic dentistry services to patients and families in Austin, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Bastrop, Bee Cave, Cedar Park, and all surrounding communities. To schedule your cosmetic dental consultation, call our office today at (512) 448-3131.