If you’ve ever wondered why so many actors, celebs, models, and media personalities all seem to have perfect teeth, you should become familiar with “dental veneers.” Also referred to as “Hollywood teeth,” dental veneers are very thin, custom-made shells of tooth colored materials that cover the front surface of teeth. After removing about a half-millimeter of enamel from the tooth surface, the dentist bonds these thin shells to the front of the teeth, effectively changing their size, color, shape, and/or length. Dental veneers are available to anyone looking to improve the aesthetics of their smile. They are also used to fix broken, chipped, worn, irregularly shaped, misaligned, and uneven teeth.
Dental veneers are also sometimes used as an alternative to orthodontic treatment when patients want to fill the gaps between front teeth.