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The history of Veneers
Throughout the centuries, people have always had problems with tooth aesthetics – and this regardless of the social classes, as a letter by the US president Theodore Roosevelt to his parents, written in 1902, made clear: “After lunch I went to the dentist, and now I no longer have my incisor. Now the porcelain tip has to be fired. I hope I will be getting it next Friday, and until such time I will avoid all company, because presently I am lisping when I speak and am sure I will be the funniest sight.”

Without a doubt: in the mid 1930s the time was absolutely ripe for the invention of veneers and for the „Hollywood smile“. The US film company, 20th Century Fox, had just contracted the child star Shirley Temple, and as such, “Shirley mania” was triggered in the United States that lasted four years. Yet, not only the child star, but also the directors complained about the crooked teeth of the girl, who was nine at the time. Thus, there was always a dentist ready on set, waiting with white veneers. Back then, veneers were especially frequently used for the then popular close-up shots. Of course the veneers of those times have hardly anything to do with the modern-day 4EVER-WHITE  veneers by the veneer specialists in Munich, as they were much thicker, had to be elaborately stuck onto the teeth with adhesive and only remained on the tooth surface for a couple of hours. It was the Californian dentist Dr. Charles L. Pincus, the founder and first president of the American Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry, who noted in 1937: „A winning smile, displaying a row of even, natural and shimmering white teeth, is a key factor for attaining that hard to describe, all-dominant characteristic, generally referred to as personality.“

Pincus is considered the father of the Hollywood smile and of modern-day veneers. Among his most famous patients was the film star Marilyn Monroe – the diva also had problems with her veneers, which refused to remain fixed to her teeth for more than one day. Another famous wearer of veneers was James Dean. It is thanks to the two dentists R.J. Simonsen and John R. Calamia that veneers have become ever more popular since 1982 – the reason: they had discovered a new adhesive technique  which provided the decisive breakthrough for veneers. Since then the adhesive has improved continually, so that today the wafer-thin 4EVER-WHITE  veneers by your veneer specialists in Munich are sure to remain perfectly in place for many years.

Triangles, black
In the course of time, the gums and the bones underneath the gums, between the teeth, can reduce significantly. This is not only due to age-related reasons, but also facilitated by illnesses. This does not always have to be the result of inflammatory processes – frequently an incorrect toothbrushing method, a lack of thorough oral hygiene or an overburdening of the afflicted tooth, e.g. due to tongue or mouth piercings, can facilitate the aforementioned bone recession. Other reasons can be gums that are too thin, or a labial or cheek frenulum that starts too close to the tooth.

Result: so-called black triangles develop. These are interdental spaces, which used to be filled with gum and now allow a glance into the dark oral cavity. The size of these gaps is influenced by the shape of the teeth and their alignment.

This is not a new problem for the Bärenklau dental practice, the Munich specialists for 4EVER-WHITE ® veneers. Moreover, this problem can also be remedied, as a glance at the Results page clearly demonstrates. Depending on the position of these black triangles, the veneer specialist can e.g. use the 4EVER-WHITE ® veneers to carefully broaden the tooth neck somewhat, thus significantly reducing or closing the rather unattractive gaps. What the solution could look like in your particular case can be discussed in an in-depth consultation with your specialists for veneers in Munich.



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