A Brief History of Dental Veneers and Its Benefits

People may be asking, “Why do celebrities look so perfect when they smile?”. While you might think that they are born with immaculate-looking pearly whites, it is not always the case. Most of the celebs are actually dependent on the …

People may be asking, “Why do celebrities look so perfect when they smile?”. While you might think that they are born with immaculate-looking pearly whites, it is not always the case. Most of the celebs are actually dependent on the dentist! Believe it or not, there is one treatment that was initially made for actors to get perfect looking smiles during a shoot.


Dr. Charles Pincus, a dentist from California, invented veneers in the late 1920s solely for the use of actors while filming. They were made from acrylic that can be adhered on the front surface of the teeth temporarily. In more or less than a decade, the demand for veneers in Hollywood widened. It was then that dentists realized that it was not only the actors that can benefit from the treatment but regular people as well.

 

Continuous improvements were made with veneers. Porcelain and composite were utilized instead of acrylic for a more pleasing look. But the dentists were still bothered about the bonding agent to be used to hold the prosthesis for a longer time.

 


Dr. Michael Buonocore in the 1950s discovered that using a mildly acidic solution to roughen the tooth surface slightly can make the bond of materials stronger. Several years passed, J.R. Calamia and R.J. Simonsen, combined the discoveries of both dentists previously mentioned. Doing so made way for a bonding material that can permanently hold on the tooth enamel. Once veneers were modernized, it became more accessible for many people.

 


At Alice Dental Associates, we included veneers as one of our cosmetic dentistry services with options between traditional porcelain, porcelain veneers and the Lumineers brand of veneers. We offer this treatment to our patients who want to achieve Hollywood-looking smiles like their favorite celebrities. We also believe that there is more to veneers than just improving the looks of the teeth, here are its other benefits.

 

  • In some instances, some teeth do not respond to teeth whitening treatments. Veneers can be used to correct such issue by covering the tooth with a material that closely resembles the adjacent teeth.
  • Porcelain veneers are both durable and stain-resistant. 
  • Patients are assured that with proper care and maintenance these prostheses can be long-lasting.
  • The procedure preserves more of the healthy tooth structure since it only requires the slight removal of the enamel.
  • Veneers can also correct teeth irregularities like cracks, slight misalignments, and wide spaces.

 

Give your smile a boost! Book an appointment with Alice Dental Associates and check out our options under Veneers in Alice, TX. We are located at 750 Coyote Trail, Alice, TX 78332.

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