From Hollywood to Oral Health: A History of Porcelain Veneers

A patient enjoys his new smile with LumineersIf you have cracks or chips in your teeth, stubborn stains, or gaps in your teeth, and want to change the appearance of your smile, look to porcelain veneers from Advanced Dental Center of Florence. As quality porcelain veneer providers in Florence, SC, our goal is to give every patient that dazzling smile that they deserve. And dazzling they should be, as this unique treatment actually began in Tinseltown – Hollywood, CA. Read along as we explore the history behind porcelain veneers and how they’ve evolved today.

When Were Porcelain Veneers Invented?

Porcelain veneers came around as a solution to a unique problem during the changing times of the late 1920s and early 1930s. Film was being released with sound, revolutionizing our movie-going experiences. But this also meant that actors were now required to speak and be public, even if their smiles weren’t quite ideal. Dental care wasn’t the best back then, so Hollywood set out to find a quick-fix solution for their actors with less-than-desirable smiles.

Enter Dr. Charles Pincus, a local dentist who had already been doing some work for Hollywood actors. He was tasked to find a way to craft dazzling smiles for Hollywood’s stars and invented removable porcelain veneers. Unlike the permanent alternative we have today, they were only temporary back then, applied for filming and removed for eating and sleeping.

Since then, however, we can be thankful that this sparkling solution has evolved. Today’s veneers are much more durable and long-lasting, and can cover up obvious cosmetic dental problems.

Why They’re Still Successful Today

Porcelain veneers are the perfect solution for patients who want to rejuvenate their smiles without the extensive dental work. Not everyone has the time or the means to make permanent changes to their smiles, but porcelain veneers could be your next best option. They have the durability and longevity to cover up the worst of those cosmetic flaws, as well as being customizable enough to align teeth, cover up gaps and more.

They can be applied much quicker. After your porcelain veneers have been created, they’re applied to the teeth with a specialty dental cement. There’s no need to wait for a healing process: you’ll be ready to smile in as little as one visit.

Porcelain Veneers in Florence, SC

At Advanced Dental Center of Florence we offer two types of porcelain veneers: Empress Veneers and Lumineers.

Empress Veneers are actually comprised of porcelain ceramic, so they are slightly thicker and best for multiple tooth restorations. Still, they provide that expected shine across the whole tooth and effectively covers cosmetic flaws.

Lumineers are a type of porcelain veneers that is almost unbelievably thin. Some forms of Lumineers are no thicker than a contact lens, but can still be placed lightly over the tooth and provide amazing coverage. Some patients prefer Lumineers, as it doesn’t require the need to shave down tooth enamel to fit the veneer.

Contact Us for a Hollywood Smile!

Are you ready to transform your teeth into something to smile about? You don’t have to live with the cosmetic flaws on your teeth. Say goodbye to cracks, chips, stains and more with the help of porcelain veneers. As a quality porcelain veneers provider in Florence, SC we’re ready to help you achieve that Hollywood smile you deserve. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced dentists at Advanced Dental Center of Florence.