Inexpensive celebrity teeth

I’ve been doing research on getting gorgeous teeth, like you see celebrities have. Every website I’ve been to says you have to have porcelain veneers. I priced those and they are thousands of dollars. By any chance is there an affordable way to get those kind of teeth?

Farah L. – Nevada


You can’t get the same results that porcelain veneers give you with another procedure. They are the “cadillac” of cosmetic dentistry.  That doesn’t mean you can’t take steps  to dramatically improve your smile.

The most affordable way to do that and get dramatic results is to have your teeth whitened. It will instantly make you look younger.

It won’t be able to change the shape or size of your teeth the way veneers will. If that is the type of changes you need, you’ll want to bite the bullet and save up for them.

That can be good though, because it gives you time to research the right cosmetic dentist.  Teeth whitening can be done by any general dentist.  Porcelain veneers are different. While lots of cosmetic dentists know how to create them and bond them on, it takes real expertise to make them gorgeous. There are countless cosmetic dentistry horror stories  to illustrate the fact that it’s not the veneers that make your smile beautiful, it is what a skilled dentist does with the veneers.

You safest avenue is to find a dentist who is accredited with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). These are among the top 1-3% of dentists in the world.

This blog is brought to you by Tulsa Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Jerome Cha.

My sister looks like she’s radioactive

My sister got her teeth whitened, but they are so bright they look almost radioactive. I wanted to get my teeth whitened, but how do I keep that from happening?

Karen S.- Tallahassee, FL


What a fun question to get when I’m so tired. I will suggest that when you get your teeth whitened you do what is known as take home whitening. That gives you more control on the level of whitening on your teeth.

You can wear the whitening trays for as long as you want. Most people achieve the results they were looking for in just a few weeks. Maybe your teeth whitening will be done even sooner.

Either way, you won’t have to worry about a radioactive appearance, because you control when it is white enough.

This blog is brought to you by Tulsa Cosmetic dentist Dr. Jerome  Cha.