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What's an actor's most important feature? According to Vivica A. Fox, whose most recent big-screen role was in Independence Day: Resurgence, it's what you see right up front.

"On screen, your smile and your eyes are the most inviting things that bring the audience in" she said. "Especially if you play the hot chick."

But like lots of people, Vivica reached a point where she felt her smile needed a little help in order to look its best. That's when she turned to a popular cosmetic dental treatment.

"I got veneers years ago," Ms. Fox told Dear Doctor magazine in a recent interview, "just because I had some gapping that probably only I noticed."

What exactly are dental veneers? Essentially, they are thin shells of lustrous porcelain that are permanently attached to the front surfaces of the teeth. Tough, lifelike and stain-resistant, they can cover up a number of defects in your smile — including stains, chips, cracks, and even minor spacing irregularities like the ones Vivica had.

Veneers have become the treatment of choice for Hollywood celebs — and lots of regular folks too — for many reasons. Unlike some treatments that can take many months, it takes just a few appointments to have veneers placed on your teeth. Because they are custom made just for you, they allow you to decide how bright you want your smile to be: anywhere from a natural pearly hue to a brilliant "Hollywood white." Best of all, they are easy to maintain, and can last for many years with only routine care.

To place traditional veneers, it's necessary to prepare the tooth by removing a small amount (a millimeter or two) of its enamel surface. This keeps it from feeling too big — but it also means the treatment can't be reversed, so once you get veneers, you'll always have them. In certain situations, "no-prep" or minimal-prep veneers, which require little or no removal of tooth enamel, may be an option for some people.

Veneers aren't the only way to create a better smile: Teeth whitening, crowns or orthodontic work may also be an alternative. But for many, veneers are the preferred option. What does Vivica think of hers?

"I love my veneers!" she declared, noting that they have held up well for over a decade.

For more information about veneers, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation.


cosmetic dentistryAt Dental Designs, we offer different options for you to get the beautiful, sparkly smile that you deserve. Our cosmetic dentistry treatments have proven to be an important aspect to the dental profession in helping to make your mouth look gorgeous.
 

Dental Treatments in Winnipeg: Treating More Than Esthetics 

As well as giving you a shiny smile, cosmetic dentistry is also used to repair a defective mouth such as an overbite or crooked teeth, chipped teeth or missing teeth. Listed below are four common cosmetic dental procedures:
 
  • Whitening - One of the most popular procedures in cosmetic dentistry. It is a simple and effective technique to obtain a whiter smile.
  • Bonding - Tooth colored composite is placed to “fill in the blanks.” It is commonly used to fill in the gap between front teeth.
  • Contouring - The process of shaping your natural teeth to improve their appearance.
  • Veneers - Porcelain facings that are bonded to the front surfaces of teeth. Veneers can be used to whiten teeth, close spaces, straighten teeth, or repair chipped or worn teeth.
 
While these options are the most popular, there are many other procedures that can be done to perfect your smile. Click on the services link on our website to see all of the services that we provide.
 
You deserve a dazzling smile. We can change your smile for the better that will make you feel more confident. Having a dentist in Winnipeg that you can trust to be friendly and personal is what we strive for. Call Dr. Dulat today to discuss your dental need. Our main point of contact is (204) 888-3384.