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By Desai Dental Spa
November 25, 2016
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 Indu Pai D.D.S. & Nita Desai D.D.S. Family Dentistry
February 11, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry   veneers  

Find out if dental veneers are the best cosmetic dental treatment to give you a perfect smile.

Dental veneers can be an ideal option for many patients looking to get a healthier-looking smile. So, are they right for you? While you veneershave many options to choose from, if you are looking for a simple yet effective way to get a more cosmetically appealing smile, then it’s time to talk to your Farmington Hills, MI cosmetic dentists--Dr. Indu Pai and Dr. Nita Desai--about veneers.

Your results are fast

Dental veneers are able to give you drastic changes to your smile in only two visits. Because they can cover gaps between teeth and minor overlapping, they are like orthodontics--in a way--except you don’t have to worry about a mouth full of metal to get the look you want. Chipped, cracked, or discolored teeth get an instant makeover and are hidden by these thin but durable porcelain shells.

Veneers are stain resistant

Nothing is worse than forming a stained or discolored smile over time. Of course you want to have a vibrant smile, but so many issues can cause permanent discolorations even teeth whitening may not be able to handle. If this is the case, then it’s time you talked to your Farmington Hills dentists about veneers. These cosmetic restorations are made from porcelain, which can keep stains from seeping through.

Veneers look natural

Nothing is worse than getting a dental treatment that ends up not looking like you expected. You want people to think that your smile is all natural, and luckily veneers can easily do that. Veneers are made from translucent material that mimics the outer layers of enamel for a seamlessly realistic effect.

Are you interested in finding out if veneers could work for your smile goals? Then it’s time to schedule an appointment at our Farmington Hills, MI dental office. Let Indu Pai D.D.S. & Nita Desai D.D.S. of Family Dentistry create the smile you’ve always wanted.