From the weather man to the lead in your favorite movie, there is one thing all of these celebrities seem to have in common, their smile. Almost every person on the television, in the movies, or even on various internet sites, have a perfect, straight, gleaming-white smile. For many people, this may seem like a bit of movie magic or an inside secret only known to those of celebrity status. However, that is the furthest from the truth.
Almost anyone can have a smile as beautiful as those they see on their favorite screen. With a few insider tips, you too can have the smile of a celebrity. You may not have the opportunity to walk the red carpet at these high-end awards show, but you can have an award-winning smile. Many of the treatments and options available can be found at your local dentist’s office.
The one thing all celebrities do to get that beautiful smile is have their teeth whitened. Those dazzling, pearly whites you see on the red carpet are achieved by utilizing one of many types of teeth whitening products available. It is a quick treatment that can provide a vivid change to the appearance of your teeth. If interested in having your teeth whitened, visit your dentist. Your dentist will provide you with several options available and provide you with information on choosing the best option for you.
Many types of teeth whitening treatments use peroxide to bleach the enamel of the teeth. This can provide very significant results. A dentist can provide these types of treatments in their office relatively quickly to provide immediate results. There are also home kits that utilize cups and gels that often take longer than a dentist treatment and usually use less effective whitening agents. There are also strips available that are fairly ineffective by do not have the same results a dentist can provide. Whitening toothpaste use mild abrasives to remove surface stains but do not generally contain bleaching agents. It is always best to discuss options with your dentist to ensure you get the best results.
Another option to achieve that perfect celebrity smile is to get porcelain veneers. Even celebrities face challenges with discolored, misshaped, cracked, or just unattractive teeth. As long as the teeth and mouth are otherwise healthy, porcelain veneers can be the perfect option for achieving the perfect celebrity smile. Porcelain veneers are basically semi-permanent masks for your teeth. You still have your own, healthy teeth, but the world only sees the beautiful, white, perfect veneers. This offers many people the opportunity to get perfect teeth without the months of braces and other major restorative steps to create beautiful teeth.
Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that can be applied directly over each tooth. The teeth must be shaped to allow a proper fit for the veneers to look natural. A dentist will shape the teeth to provide the right amount of room to place the veneer on the tooth in a seamless fashion. The veneers are then custom shaped for each tooth before application. The veneers are then permanently bonded to the tooth.
When faced with missing teeth or teeth that are so damaged, they must be removed, it can be a challenge getting that perfect celebrity smile. Dentures and bridges are an option for replacing teeth, but they come with some difficulties that can make it hard to have the appearance of perfect celebrity teeth. Dental implants provide a better option for a celebrity smile. This is a permanent solution for replacing teeth that provide many benefits that dentures and bridges do not. Since they are placed directly in the jaw bone, it prevents deterioration that can diminish the look of a smile. In addition, they do not move as dentures can. This can prevent many of the eating and speaking issues that some people with dentures suffer.
To receive dental implants, you must have a healthy jaw bone and gum. A dentist can tell you if you are a candidate for dental implants. The implant procedure involves placing the implant directly into the jaw bone. Once the implant is placed and given an opportunity to heal, a prosthetic tooth or teeth is attached to the implant. Once fully healed, the new teeth look and feel like natural teeth.
It does not matter how much dental care and treatments you get to achieve that perfect celebrity smile if you do not care for your teeth. Regular teeth cleaning is vital to maintaining a beautiful, healthy smile. Even with a complete restoration of your mouth, if you do not provide the care your mouth needs, those repairs will not last long. For many people, just maintaining proper oral hygiene and visiting a dentist regularly, they can have a celebrity smile without much additional work.
It is strongly recommended that each adult brushes their teeth at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. This removes food particles and plaque that can cause damage to teeth and gum. Flossing is also recommended to remove food particles that can get stuck in between teeth and around the gum line. It is also important to visit a dentist every 6-12 months for a thorough cleaning. The dentist can remove any missed plaque and offer tips to better brushing. The dentist will also thoroughly examine the teeth and gum to identify any problems or potential problems. This can allow steps to be taken to repair those problems. This can help ensure you can keep your beautiful celebrity smile for many years.
The real cost of getting your teeth to look like a celebrity can vary greatly, depending on which treatments you get and where you go to get those treatments. Teeth whitening can cost anywhere from 100 to 500 dollars depending on whether you use custom trays from your dentist or at home products. Porcelain veneers can range from 1000 to 3500 dollars per tooth, depending on the dentist that performs the procedure. Dental implants can also range pretty high. For a single implant, you could pay between 3,000 and 4,500 dollars. A routine dental cleaning, however, averages between 80 and 175 dollars. It can cost a little more if X-rays are needed.
If you are concerned about the pricing of these procedures, it is good to know that there are things that can help ease that burden. Dental insurance can provide coverage for some of these treatments. Regular dental appointments, cleanings, exams, and X-rays are often covered by dental insurance. Dental implants may also be covered, depending on the type of insurance you have. Tooth whitening and porcelain veneers are typically not covered by most dental insurance providers. For treatments not covered by insurance, there are dental financing plans that can help make it easier to pay these costs.
As you can see, getting a perfect celebrity smile is not an impossible feat. However, it is a major investment in your smile. If planning to make that investment, it is important to understand all the procedures and the aftercare required to maintain those improvements to your smile. Your dentist is available to answer many of the questions you have about these procedures. They can also provide information about which options are best for you and your teeth.