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Great Hollywood Smile Secrets

by John M. Khoury, Jr. DDS

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

It’s not your imagination. More and more people do have Hollywood smiles. So white, so straight, so perfect! Most of us are not born with amazing smiles but recent advances in cosmetic dentistry have made movie star smiles affordable and attainable.

Veneers are used for most smile makeovers. Thin shells of fired porcelain (veneers) are placed on the front surfaces of teeth for a natural look and feel. Experienced cosmetic dentists can dramatically change the length, width, color and shape of teeth with veneers. Veneers resist staining and can be used for a complete smile makeover or to repair a chipped tooth.

A skilled cosmetic dentist can transform your smile comfortably and relatively quickly. After hearing your goals and expectations your dentist will guide you through determining the best style of your new smile and take a mold of your teeth. A dental lab will use your dentist’s precise instructions for dimensions and proportions to create a wax mold of how your smile will look.

You and your dentist will use the wax mold to generate a final approval for the lab to create porcelain veneers. After preparing your teeth to make sure the veneers will fit perfectly, veneers will be placed and your smile makeover will be complete. Minor adjustments are perfectly normal and should be expected.

For more information call (248) 969-SMILE or visit www.OxfordSmileCenter.com Dr. Khoury supports the local community with programs such as Halloween candy buy-back, Donated Dental Services, elementary educational visits and support of school athletic programs.