The one indisputable thing all celebrities seem to have in common is perfect (as in really perfect) teeth. Their teeth are straight, white and polished. You don't see stains, chips or discoloration. Nope. What you see on many stars is essentially no imperfections at all. Just a lot of pearly white choppers. But for many stars it wasn't always this way. So what happened? How do so many of them get smiles that are so perfect? The answer is simple: High quality porcelain veneers. And currently, more and more people with some extra funds are really interested in taking this step to get a truly beautiful smile.

Catherine Zeta Jones

Jennifer Garner

Tom Cruise

Lindsey Lohan

Nicholas Cage

Zac Efron

Amazingly, some people think that the “movie star smile” is just teeth whitening

Sometimes that is true, but as most of us in the real world have discovered, teeth whitening is literally just that, teeth whitening. That will only help if your teeth are perfect to begin with. Whitening doesn’t do anything to correct the actual imperfections in your teeth. For instance, if your teeth are chipped, or if you have gaps, whitening will just whiten what you have. It will do nothing to correct the shape or actual structure of the teeth — a chip is a chip is a chip, and a gap is a gap regardless of how much you whiten your teeth. However, porcelain veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made porcelain shells of tooth-colored porcelain designed to cover the front and side surface of your teeth for the express purpose of improving your appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth for the express purpose of changing the color, shape, size, or length.

So, Porcelain Veneers will in fact, change the actual imperfections in your teeth. And, that is how you get a perfect smile. Veneers look perfect in every way, especially in shape and color. Why? Because veneers made from porcelain mimic the light reflecting properties of natural teeth.

Now it’s important to note that it isn’t just movie stars who want great smiles

In my career as a North Palm Beach Cosmetic Dentist, I have treated people with porcelain veneers people from all walks of life. I have improved the smiles of all kinds of people who found the cost worth it. What is important is how much you want that perfect smile.


The first step is diagnosis and treatment planning which obviously involves your active participation. You will need to explain to Dr. Guerra the result that you are trying to achieve. During this initial appointment, Dr. Guerra will examine your teeth to make sure dental veneers are right for you and describe what is involved with the procedure. He will likely take X-rays and begin by making impressions of your mouth and teeth. To prepare a tooth for a veneer, Dr. Guerra will remove about 1/2 millimeter of enamel from the tooth surface, which is just about equal to the thickness of the veneer to be added to the tooth surface. Before removing the enamel, you will be given a local anesthetic to numb the area. Next, Dr. Guerra will make an impression of your tooth. This model is sent out to a dental laboratory, which will create your porcelain veneer. It usually takes anywhere from two to four weeks for Dr. Guerra to receive the veneers back from the lab.

Next, to prepare your tooth to receive the actual veneer, your tooth will be cleaned, polished, and etched -- which roughens the tooth to allow for a strong bonding process. A special cement is applied to the veneer and the veneer is then placed on your tooth. Once properly positioned on the tooth, Dr. Guerra will apply a special light beam to the dental veneer, which activates chemicals in the cement, causing it to harden or cure very quickly. Dr. Guerra may ask you to return for a follow-up visit in a couple of weeks to check how your gums are responding to the presence of your veneer and to examine the veneer's placement one final time. Call Dr. Adrian Guerra, DDS today at 561-844-6146 to learn how our Cosmetic Dental Services can help.


Teeth that are discolored

Either because of root canal treatment; stains from certain anti-biotics or other drugs, excessive fluoride or other causes; or the presence of large resin fillings that have discolored the tooth.

Teeth that are worn down

There are a number of reasons why teeth become worn over time. Normal function (eating and speaking), and some diets promote tooth wear at varying rates.

Teeth that are chipped or broken

Falling, receiving a blow to the face, or biting down on something hard particularly if a tooth already has some decay can cause a tooth to chip or break.

Teeth that are misaligned

Most often crooked teeth, overbites, and underbites are inherited traits just as the color of your eyes or size of your hands.

Teeth with gaps between them

A diastema is a space or gap between two teeth. It appears most often between the two upper front teeth. However, gaps can occur between any two teeth.