Written by: on April 24, 2015 @ 1:51 pm

1920sDid you know that veneers originated in Hollywood in the 1920s? They were used as a way to make actors’ and actresses’ smiles more attractive while on screen. At that time they were a temporary application like Hollywood makeup is today. Now you know why, even back then, everyone on screen had “movie star” smiles. It wasn’t until the 1980s that veneers were used as dental restorations and permanently bonded to teeth, and cosmetic dentistry took off. You can even see before and after pictures of celebrity’s smiles such as Tom Cruise and Jim Carrey on the internet. However, cosmetic dentistry is no longer just for the movie stars. Even you can refresh your smile with porcelain veneers.

Dental Issues

If you are unhappy with your teeth for any reason you might want to consider dental veneers. Veneer treatment can address cosmetic, structural, and orthodontic issues including:

  • Chips
  • Cracks
  • Worn teeth
  • Discoloration
  • Broken or irregularly shaped teeth
  • Uneven teeth
  • Pits or craze lines
  • Gaps or spaces between teeth
  • Misaligned teeth

Who Is A Candidate?

To be a candidate for veneer treatment you must first have good oral health, be free of periodontal disease, committed to proper oral care, have a healthy amount of tooth enamel, have realistic expectations, and be specific as to your cosmetic goals.

Individuals with gum disease, tooth decay, root canal infection, or chronic bruxers (people who grind and clench their teeth), must have their dental conditions treated before qualifying for veneers.

If you’re considering refreshing your smile with porcelain veneers, call the Comfort Dental Group for an appointment and consultation. After evaluating your health history, current dental health, and the condition of your enamel, we can determine whether or not veneer treatment is the right option for you.


To learn more, or to schedule an appointment with one of the experts at the Comfort Dental Group, then contact us today by calling our office at (248) 474-6434. We welcome patients living in and around Farmington Hills, Livonia, Novi, Northville, Westland, and Dearborn Heights.

Catogories: Patient Education, Porcelain Veneers

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