The History of Porcelain Veneers: From Hollywood to Modern Day

Jan 15, 2015 — by Mark Tall
Tags: Porcelain Veneers Idaho Falls Dentist

Have you noticed any cracks, crevices, or stains on your teeth and are self-conscious about it? To fix this issue fast, look no further than porcelain veneers at Sandcreek Dental. These versatile porcelain shells can effectively cover up those cosmetic dental flaws, and are crafted to allow light through with brilliant precision. Dr. Mark Tall has years of experience applying and maintaining porcelain veneers for his patients. If you want to cover up your flaws and reside in Idaho Falls, ID.

For a moment, picture 1920s Hollywood. It’s the height of glitz and glamor and movie stars. It’s also the age of sound in movies as well. In this new decade, stars were not only expected to look beautiful, but to speak and be photographed eloquently as well. However, not a lot of stars took very good care of their teeth. Limited advancements in oral healthcare resulted in more tooth decay, crookedness and more.

Dr. Charles Pincus was a local dentist near Hollywood, who was brought in to find a solution to transform the smiles of the stars into glittering grins. He developed the first porcelain veneers, but these early models were only temporary, removed during eating, chewing, and sleeping.

It was a revolutionary invention and stars from all across the town received porcelain veneers for their film roles and public appearances. Among these stars included Shirley Temple, James Dean, Joan Crawford, Barbara Stanwyck, Walt Disney, Bob Hope and many more.

Why Should I Choose Porcelain Veneers?

Thankfully, the science behind porcelain veneers has progressed so that the veneers can be bonded to the tooth for much longer than a day, or even 10 years. Just as the original purpose of the veneers was to mask the cosmetic dental flaws, they remain so to this day. Patients can cover up unsightly cracks, chips, and discolorations to give themselves a flawless shine. But did you know that porcelain veneers can also be used to cover up gaps or misalignments?

The porcelain is versatile enough that it can be carved or shaped to cover up wide gaps and straighten teeth without the need for orthodontic services. Say goodbye to braces! Porcelain veneers can disguise the flaws painlessly.

Consider Porcelain Veneers at Sandcreek Dental

If you live in Idaho Falls, ID and are tired of seeing the flaws in your smile, don’t hesitate to contact us at Sandcreek Dental. Want to learn more about porcelain veneers or our other cosmetic procedures that we offer? Feel free to peruse the site. Contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Tall as well, and discover today if porcelain veneers are for you.

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