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By Dentistry 4 You
June 07, 2017
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 Dentistry 4 You
March 18, 2016
Tags: veneers  

If the imperfections in your teeth concern you, you could benefit from dental veneers. This fast, easy and effective procedure, completed in only about two dental visits, instantly rejuvenates your smile. Learn more about repairing and reviving your smile with help from your Suwanee, GA dentists at Dentistry 4 You.Veneers

What are dental veneers? 
Dental veneers are ultra-thin ceramic shells which fit over the front of the teeth to mask imperfections and abnormalities. Veneers are most often made from porcelain. Its translucent and light-reflecting characteristics make porcelain the perfect material for dental restorations. A dental laboratory customizes each veneer separately based on a mold of your mouth. This ensures that your veneers blend in seamlessly with your natural teeth. Depending on the type of veneer you and your dentist agree on, the teeth may need to be prepared to receive the veneers though this is not necessary with “no-prep” veneers.

How can a veneer change my smile? 
Veneers repair the following imperfections:

  • chipped teeth
  • cracked teeth
  • discolored or stained teeth
  • small gaps
  • slightly overlapping teeth
  • uneven teeth

While veneers revive your smile in many ways, they do have some limitations. Some patients, such as those with large gaps or very misaligned or overlapped teeth, benefit more from orthodontic treatment like braces. Your dentist can help you determine if veneers are right for you and your teeth.

Caring for Your Veneers
Veneers are made to look, feel and function just like your natural teeth. This makes caring for veneers is as simple as your normal at-home oral care routine. Brush twice daily and floss at least once to keep both your teeth and your veneers healthy and free of tooth decay-causing plaque. Seeing your dentist at least twice a year ensures that your teeth stay healthy and any potential issues are caught and treated early. Patients who grind their teeth at night may need to wear a night guard to keep their teeth and veneers from wearing down over time.

For more information on dental veneers, please contact Drs. Uday and Shetal Parikh at Dentistry 4 You in Suwanee, GA. Call (770) 614-3232 to schedule your consultation for veneers today!

By Dentisty 4 You
April 17, 2014
Category: Oral Health

It is not often that you find a celebrity who is willing to speak candidly about any cosmetic or restorative dentistry that he or she has had. Instead, most prefer that their fans just assume that their dazzling “Hollywood” smile is something that just happened naturally. However, that is not the case with Kathy Ireland, the former Sports Illustrated cover girl, current business mogul and founder of kathy ireland Worldwide, a billion dollar marketing and design firm. In a Dear Doctor magazine cover story she talks openly about her dental experiences, injuries and treatment so that people worldwide can understand what may be possible for them.

For Kathy, it happened several years ago when she was playing with her husband and children in their driveway. Kathy decided that she would stand in her children's wagon and surf across their driveway. Instead, she ended up “face-planting,” as she describes it, in a freak accident that left her with a broken nose, split forehead and several broken teeth. She recalls that it sounded like a watermelon had smashed. Luckily, her husband, an emergency room physician, was on hand to care for her. Kathy is just as thankful to her cosmetic and restorative dentist who restored her trademark smile with some veneers and a dental implant. Today, the only reminder she has from this accident is a small scar on her nose that she covers with a little makeup.

You would think that this accident would be enough trauma for one person; however, Kathy describes an earlier accident where she knocked out a tooth and then later knocked it loose again. Kathy also wanted to take the time to let readers know that her dental implant experiences were “pretty easy.” She did recall, “hearing all the sounds while all of it was going on” and then added, “but I have to tell you, that after being a mom and having kids, going to the like going to the spa!” She said that she has even fallen asleep in the dental chair.

To learn more about Kathy Ireland, continue reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Kathy Ireland.” Or if you think cosmetic or restorative dentistry is right for you, contact us today to schedule an appointment to discuss your specific goals.