When we look at photos of celebrities snapped by paparazzi as they head to yoga class or leave the grocery store, sometimes they look just like us. Outside of the red carpet, it can be heartening to see our favorite movie stars and musicians wear jeans and t-shirts and looking like normal people. But one thing that celebrities always have with them, even buying Nyquil at a Walgreens on a Wednesday night, is their megawatt smile. Movie stars are known for having the straightest, whitest, most glamorous teeth.
But does that really have to separate us from them? Modern cosmetic dentistry isn’t just available to the Hollywood elite anymore. Now, you can walk into your local dentist office and get a smile worthy of a star.
What’s Keeping Your Smile From Stardom?
If you look in the mirror and see a smile you’re unhappy with, there could be a variety of different sources. Maybe yellow or otherwise discolored teeth make you hesitant to show off your grin. Gaps between teeth can break up an otherwise lovely smile — not to mention that they can easily catch food debris and increase your risk of plaque and decay. Or maybe you have the opposite problem of tooth gaps and your teeth are crowded together, making it impossible for all of them to lie straight.
Even one crooked tooth can mar a smile, and a mouthful of them can prevent even the most confident person from being ready to say cheese in photographs. Small or poorly shaped teeth can be straight and white and still not look the way you want. And of course, missing teeth can be embarrassing and unattractive, and come with their own elevated dental health risks.
Luckily, cosmetic dentistry is equipped to solve each and every one of these problems, even in combination. Whatever you want to change about your smile, an experienced cosmetic dentist is prepared to tackle.
You Have Plenty of Options
If your teeth are yellowed from staining, teeth whitening is an easy fix. If your teeth are discolored for other reasons, don’t despair: Porcelain veneers create a flawless outer coating for your teeth to conceal any flaws. And those gaps between your teeth? Dental bonding is a quick fix, or veneers are a great option if you’re looking for something more durable.
Crowded, crooked, or gapped teeth can all be corrected with orthodontics. But don’t worry about being called “brace face” or “metal mouth” — Invisalign can do all the work of traditional braces, but subtly and without any of the inconveniences to your diet and lifestyle.
Small or misshapen teeth can be fixed with veneers as well, or sometimes dental crowns. And if you’re missing teeth, don’t worry: Dental implants are a reliable, long-lasting solution that behave just like your normal teeth and can last for decades.
Don’t envy your favorite stars’ beautiful smiles — get your own! We’re happy to provide a smile evaluation to help you determine exactly what treatments should go into your smile makeover. Call (408)354-5600 or contact us online to make an appointment.