at Eastside Comprehensive Dentistry can turn any crooked and discolored smile into a glamorous grin. While our Issaquah, WA patients can enjoy the modern benefits of porcelain veneers, not many know about the humble beginnings of this treatment. Did you know that this teeth capping solution originated in the city of glamorous smiles?
Hollywood, 1920s – it’s the golden age of celebrities, when the visual medium was taking off. In the late 1920s, films had sound for the first time and the voices of celebrities became as important as their looks. Thanks to a lone dentist in California, Hollywood stars and starlets received the solution they needed for this new age.
History of Porcelain Veneers in Hollywood
By 1928, actors and actresses that were once only needed for their looks suddenly found themselves in the era of sound. Unfortunately, it did not go unnoticed that many of Hollywood’s favorites suffered from cracked, discolored or otherwise damaged teeth. Hollywood turned to local California dentist Dr. Charles Pincus for a solution.
Dr. Pincus, a father of cosmetic dentistry, came up with the idea of porcelain veneers as a temporary solution for actors and actresses during filming or appearances. Revolutionizing the field, he applied pearly-white substitutes to the teeth of these famous faces, which stood out in stark contrast in the era of black and white television. Among his clients was Shirley Temple, James Dean, Walt Disney, Bob Hope and more. Dr. Charles Pincus passed away in 1986, leaving an undeniable impression on Hollywood’s future celebrities.
Porcelain Veneers Today
Dr. Pincus’ first porcelain veneers were designed to be temporary and his clients would remove them for eating and sleeping. Nowadays, the porcelain veneer and application process has advanced to a degree where they are nearly permanent.
Today, many well-known celebrities have had porcelain veneers done to better their image or to be more in character during filming. From child stars to silver-haired celebrities, porcelain veneers are one of the top go-to solutions to achieve that picture-perfect smile. Some well-known celebrities who have obtained porcelain veneers are Tom Cruise, Zac Efron, Demi Moore, Katy Perry, Victoria Beckham, 50 Cent, Catherine Zeta Jones, and many more. One of the first things people notice about a celebrity is their smile, proving that porcelain veneers are here to stay.
Why Get Porcelain Veneers?
With porcelain veneers, it’s simple to cover up unsightly damage to your teeth. In Issaquah, WA, patients may not realize that porcelain veneers can be used to cover up minor damage such as teeth stains and other discolorations, misaligned teeth, cracks and chips, and small gaps as well. Each veneer can be crafted to cover gaps, cover cracks, and turn your smile bright and white once again. Unlike early Hollywood veneers, today’s veneers are also more durable and long-lasting with the ability to withstand mealtimes.
Porcelain Veneers with Dr. Fisher
Are you unhappy with the aesthetics of your teeth? Contact us at Eastside Comprehensive Dentistry today to find out more about porcelain veneers. Our helpful staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have and to schedule you for a consultation with Dr. Kelly Fisher. During the consultation, Dr. Fisher will examine your oral health, discuss treatment options with you and help determine if porcelain veneers are the right path for you and your teeth.