Hollywood teeth are a cosmetic dentistry procedure otherwise known as Hollywood Smile. It refers to a practice in dentistry that uses thin porcelain shells shaped like teeth to cover all existing mishaps. This procedure first originated in the early 20s, and since then has shaped beauty standards in Hollywood.
Although Hollywood teeth have come very far from their humble beginnings, it’s entirely owing to the inconveniences of the first ever procedure which motivated dentistry practices to develop.
What Are Hollywood Teeth?
Hollywood teeth refers to veneers, a very common practice in cosmetic dentistry. Using porcelain shells, your doctor cements these veneers on to the front of your teeth covering all the defects. From correcting irreversible pigmentation, gapping, chipping, breaking, and even mild to moderate misalignment. To make your Hollywood teeth fit perfectly perfectly, your doctor has to first shave down your teeth and then take impressions of your mouth. Typically, the impressions are done manually where you’re expected to bit onto a mould. More advanced technologies are so available and they use computer-assisted cameras to take accurate impressions of your mouth.
Depending on where you choose to opt for the procedure, you can get it done extremely professionally or mediocrely. For instance, state-of-the-art clinics like Dentakay provide an entirely and excellently customizable Hollywood teeth procedure where the advanced technologies can give you a smile that brings out your unique and natural beauty.
Do I Have to Have My Teeth Shaved Down for the Procedure?
There are two types of Hollywood teeth and only one requires the shaving of your teeth. There’s veneers and lumineers. Veneers are the thicker and option used to hide severe mishaps. Hence, they require your teeth to be shaved down in order to make space for their installation.
On the other hand, you have the lumineers, these are ultra slim shells and are suitable for cases with minor mishaps. Because they are extremely fine in width, your dentist doesn’t need to file down your teeth to place them.
How Long Do Results Last?
Results of the Hollywood teeth procedure can last up to a decade. Porcelain is a very durable material and with the right care the veneers can stay intact. Some of the points you have to keep in mind to get the best out of your smile makeover is that dental hygiene is key and that applying pressure to your teeth or opening items using your teeth is to be avoided at all times.
Can I Get My Hollywood Teeth in One Day?
There are many advanced technologies such as the CAD/CAM system which makes it possible to get the procedure within 2 to 3 days. This system uses computer-assisted cameras to take impressions of your mouth and then send them to a software that designs the most suitable shape of veneers for you. This data is then sent to a 3D printer that manufactures the veneers immediately.
To learn more about the Hollywood teeth procedure, contact the leading Istanbul-based Dentakay.