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Hilary Duff's Porcelain Veneers

Hilary Duff's Porcelain Veneers

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For celebrities, having a beautiful smile is practically in their job description. With cameras flashing everywhere, they have to be sure that their pearly whites are making a good impression. No stranger to the limelight, Hilary Duff decided to ditch her Lizzie McGuire look and upgrade her smile in 2005. The actress/singer received porcelain veneers to completely transform her smile. Celebrity bloggers immediately noticed the difference, taking to the web to talk about the drastic change.

Unfortunately for Duff, many people felt that the veneers didn't look natural. Her teeth appeared very long and disproportionate with the rest of her facial features. Because Duff had a natural, attractive smile prior to the cosmetic dentistry procedure, many people questioned her decision and felt that she would have been better suited with a simple teeth whitening procedure. Duff maintained, however, that she decided on the treatment after she chipped four of her teeth on microphones. Nevertheless, she faced harsh criticism from the media who said her smile looked better before her dental work, and that her cosmetic dentist hadn't properly shaped her veneers.

Duff's Revised Porcelain Veneers

Hilary Duff porcelain veneers revision

While Duff has never commented, many cosmetic dentists and bloggers suspect that she had further dental work to correct the problem. In 2008, Duff emerged with shorter looking teeth, and a seemingly more proportionate smile. Duff most likely had a veneer revision treatment in an effort to gain her desired look. That wasn't the end of her dental care, however. In 2010, Duff announced on the Ellen DeGeneres Show that one of her teeth fell out hours before she was set to walk down the aisle. Luckily, there were no missing teeth in the wedding photos, as Duff was able to receive emergency treatment. Despite her dental woes, Duff now has one of the best smiles in the business, and gracefully made the transition from teen star to adult beauty.

Receiving Porcelain Veneers

Hilary Duff before porcelain veneers

Porcelain veneers are essentially caps placed over the teeth to create a more attractive look. This process is relatively pain-free and produces results that last up to 15 years. Patients receive dental veneers for a variety of reasons, including covering up damaged teeth (like in Duff's case) or straightening the look of the smile. Once placed, veneers cannot be removed to reveal a patient's natural tooth, because the procedure involves shaving down the natural tooth. This makes it all the more important to choose a dentist who can produce your desired results. Hilary Duff's experience with dental veneers further highlights the important of choosing an experienced cosmetic dentist when undergoing any procedure. Dental professionals have an aesthetic eye and can create natural-looking results.

Contact a Cosmetic Dentist

When properly placed, veneers can create flawless results that are up to showbiz standards. Improving the look of your smile can have a positive impact on your overall look and your self-confidence. If you are interested in cosmetic dentistry options, including porcelain veneers, contact a cosmetic dentist near you. A dentist can determine if you are a good candidate for treatment and explain your smile makeover options to you.

Image sources: Duff after veneers, Duff before veneers

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