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Achieving Hollywood Smile With Veneers

Dr. Junaid Altaf

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It is a dream of many to attain the perfect “Hollywood smile,” named so as it’s seen on actors and actresses in Hollywood movies. Believe it or not, this smile is usually not natural but rather attained through a little dash of cosmetic dentistry magic. The dental device we are referring to here is known as a veneer. To learn more about veneers and how they can help you achieve a Hollywood smile, keep reading the article!

What Are Veneers?

A veneer is a wafer-thin, shell-like dental device made of porcelain that covers the front surfaces of the teeth, giving you a perfect smile without requiring any advanced dental procedures like crowns. They can last up to 15 years with proper care; hence, they are a long-term investment if you are looking to improve your smile. Veneers can help you smile with confidence and uplift your look in a significant way.

Benefits of Veneers

Veneers can provide remarkable benefits for your teeth and smile:

  • Long lasting: They are quite durable and can last up to 15 years.
  • Versatile: Versatility is synonymous with veneers as they can blend seamlessly with your teeth.
  • Correction of dental issues: Veneers are the solution to various dental problems such as chipped teeth, misaligned teeth, and tooth discoloration or staining.
  • Natural look and feel: Veneers are natural looking, meaning that it is very hard to tell them apart from natural teeth. They can be made to match the color of your teeth so you can smile with confidence.
  • Resistant to stains: Being stain-resistant, veneers give you the freedom to eat or drink as you please while still ensuring that you retain your perfect smile. This, however, does not mean that you should not brush or floss regularly while using veneers.


Following are the steps involved in getting veneers:

  • Consultation with a dentist: The first step in the process of getting veneers is a dentist consultation. The dentist will assess your dental health to determine if veneers are indeed the right option for you to achieve your smile goals.
  • Preparation: Once you are given the go-ahead to get veneers, the dentist will prepare the veneers by taking a mold of your teeth. This process ensures that the finished veneers are custom-made to fit in your mouth perfectly. Some enamel may have to be removed during the procedure.
  • Bonding: Once the veneers are ready, the dentist will bond them to your teeth with dental cement, holding them in place.
  • After-care: Ask your dentist for after-care instructions to protect your veneers from damage. Usually, you will be asked to brush and floss your teeth regularly while also getting regular dental checkups to assess the health of your veneers. You may also be asked to avoid certain foods like hard candy.

Are There Any Drawbacks Of Getting Veneers?

While being a generally safe procedure, veneers can have certain drawbacks that you should consider, such as:

  • Costly: The cost of veneers depends upon a number of factors, such as the number of veneers you need, the expertise of your dentist, and your location. However, they are usually costly, and not everyone can afford them. That being said, they are a long-term investment for those looking to get the perfect smile and can bear the cost involved.
  • Enamel removal: The procedure may involve the permanent and irreversible removal of a small amount of enamel from your teeth, which cannot be restored.
  • Sensitivity: Some but not all individuals who get veneers may experience increased sensitivity to hot and cold.


To summarize, achieving the perfect smile is possible and not something restricted to Hollywood movies only. Veneers can help you achieve a Hollywood smile and do not require any complex procedures like dental crowns. Remember that regular brushing and flossing are necessary when using veneers while regular dental checkups are of utmost importance. Refer to a dentist if you are interested in getting veneers to get an initial consultation.

Disclaimer: The contents of this article are intended to raise awareness about common health issues and should not be viewed as sound medical advice for your specific condition. You should always consult with a licensed medical practitioner prior to following any suggestions outlined in this article or adopting any treatment protocol based on the contents of this article.

Dr. Junaid Altaf
Dr. Junaid Altaf - Author Dr. Junaid Altaf is a Dentist with 9 years of experience currently practicing at Tooth Care Dental Practice and Implant Centre, Lahore. You can book an in-person appointment or an online video consultation with Dr. Junaid Altaf through oladoc.com or by calling at 04238900939.

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