“Hollywood Smile”: is ideal for an emergency repair of a fractured tooth or for a minor correction of a tooth contour. It is a cosmetic technique wherein a type of dental material, composite resin, is shaped and molded on your teeth to give the appearance of straighter, whiter smile. It can be used as a cosmetic solution to a chipped teeth, gapped teeth and stains in both teeth and fillings. Unlike porcelain veneer placement, which can take more than two visits, Hollywood Smile can be completed in one appointment. The process of Hollywood Smile has advantages, including a lower price and a shorter wait time. If you aren’t happy with the appearance of your teeth, or if you have an issue that needs to be corrected, Hollywood Smile might be the right procedure for you.
Benefits of Hollywood Smile
- Minimally invasive
- Immediate results – One office visit
- Easily repairable
- Very natural in appearance
- Quick and Painless
What to Expect During Your Visit?
Hollywood Smile is a safe and effective technique. The treatment starts with the removal of some surface enamel, allowing the dentist to best shape the composite resin to your tooth, followed by the application of the bonding agent. Your dentist will then add the composite resin, cure it with a special ultraviolet light and finish by polishing your teeth. Because the process involves a high level of technique for a natural mold and shape, it’s best to work with a dentist who has experience and specialty in this area.
With normal care, today’s composite material is durable enough to last without regular attention; you won’t need to seek out your dentist for special visits and upkeep. Nonetheless, make sure to keep your regular dental checkup and daily oral care a priority. You should also avoid biting down on particularly hard foods, or ice, to prevent cracking. With the right care, your smile will look great for years.
Hollywood Smile vs Porcelain Veneers:
Hollywood Smile uses composite resin to cover or repair flaws while Porcelain Veneers are thin pieces of dental porcelain that fit over the front of your teeth. Porcelain veneers also have a translucent quality that make them look like natural teeth.
Which treatment is right mostly depends on the extent of the damage. For smaller repairs, Hollywood Smile is usually a better option because it requires less alteration of your tooth and can be completed on the same day. Hollywood Smile is easier, faster and less expensive than Porcelain Veneers.
Porcelain Veneers are a better long term option because they will retain their look for much longer. The downside: Porcelain Veneers are pricey.
At ClinMedica we will help to improve your smile, your appearance, even your self-esteem and confidence. ClinMedica has continued to evolve to where skilled cosmetic dentists can address functional and aesthetic patient concerns.