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Celine Dion's Dental Makeover

Celine Dion's Dental Makeover

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Celine Dion is a Canadian singer with a powerhouse voice who gained fame in the United States during the mid-90s. Since the beginning of her music career, Dion has sold over 200 million albums and performed in nearly a dozen concert tours throughout the world. While she may best be known for her ballad My Heart Will Go On, which was featured in the movie Titanic, she first received world-wide recognition with her album Falling into You, which sold over 11 million copies and quickly soared to number one on the music charts. Today, Dion is considered one of the most popular and respected females in the music industry and has signed a five-year contract to perform at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. But while Dion's self-assurance and grace has made her an idol of women around the world, this wasn't always the case. Prior to making her debut in the United States, Dion underwent a complete makeover, which included cosmetic dentistry treatments, to make her more appealing to the public.

Cosmetic Dentistry for an Improved Image

During the early part of her career Celine Dion, like many other celebrities, struggled to find her "image." She slowly gained recognition in the 1980's in France and England, and Celine's singing talent was undeniable. Her appearance, however, was questionable. Her manager and now husband, Rene Angeli, realized that in order for her to gain international stardom she would have to make some changes, specifically to her teeth. At the time, Dion's teeth appeared discolored and crooked. In addition, her incisors were especially large and detracted from the rest of her appearance. In fact, they were so large that gossip magazines in Quebec chose the nickname "Canine Dion" for the singer. Media ridicule and a desire to gain unprecedented popularity led Dion to undergo dental procedures including teeth whitening and the placement of dental crowns.

After receiving these dental treatments, the appearance of Dion's smile improved dramatically. Rather than receive an entirely new smile through the use of porcelain veneers, Dion had dental crowns placed over her incisors. These crowns, also known as caps, masked her large teeth and brought them into proportion with the rest of her mouth. It is also suspected that Dion received a whitening treatment. Today, her teeth appear bright and healthy but photos of her in earlier years marked discoloration. The fact that Dion has maintained the look of her teeth for so many years should come as no surprise. In 2008, she shocked tour producers by demanding that her own personal dentist accompany her on tour.

The Benefits of Dental Crowns

For Celine Dion, the placement of dental crowns helped her get rid of the mean-spirited nickname, "Canine Dion," but that's not the only benefit that the treatment offered. In this case, Dion used dental crowns to cover up her crooked and discolored teeth, though they are typically used to protect a tooth that has been damaged or severely decayed. Dental crowns restore strength to the affected area and improve the appearance of patients' smiles. Dental crowns are long-lasting, and a less expensive option than some other treatment options such as veneers.

Locate a Cosmetic Dentist

Cosmetic dentistry treatments such as teeth whitening and dental crowns can significantly improve the look and health of a smile. If you are interested in learning more about these treatments, locate a qualified cosmetic dentist near you.

Image Source: Celine Dion before and after, and after treatment.

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