Did he or didn’t he? There are plenty of celebrities who have had a nip or a tuck, and some of them are comfortable owning up to going under the knife or getting a few shots of Botox. But not every celeb is willing to admit to cosmetic dentistry. Why? Easy: They don’t have to. When your cosmetic dentistry work is good enough, it looks like a completely natural smile. For celebs who found fame before they found their cosmetic dentist, however, there is proof in photos and on film that a stunning new smile can make your star shine even brighter.
Nicolas Cage – born a Coppola – didn’t care to rest on the laurel of his famous surname. He soon decided, however, that while his teeth in Raising Arizona might have worked for that unusual film, if he wanted to keep his fame alive he’d need a smile makeover. It looks like porcelain veneers were the cosmetic dentistry of choice for Cage.
You may have never seen him without his blazingly white and gorgeous smile, but one quick Google search will reveal that Denzel Washington once possessed gapped and misaligned teeth. Porcelain veneers are likely responsible for the memorable, megawatt grin he has now. And it’s hard to imagine this powerhouse’s wolfish grin any other way.
When he filmed Good Will Hunting, Ben Affleck could only have dreamed of the level of stardom he would one day reach. The short, gapped teeth he had at the time may have made him more relatable for the character he portrayed, but the actor himself obviously wanted something more for his grin – something that could earn him leading man roles for the future, even superhero roles. Veneers lengthened and straightened Affleck’s teeth and closed the gaps in his smile.
A perfect example that you are never too old for a smile makeover, Morgan Freeman – who is nearly 80 years old – chose to rid himself of his stained and aging teeth with porcelain veneers just a few years ago. No matter how well you take care of your teeth, sometimes aging can just get in the way of a beautiful smile, and Freeman’s teeth had become yellowed, accentuating the natural gap between his front teeth. It looks like he may have opted for porcelain veneers to correct the problems – and make him look a decade younger in the process.
Rumor has it that the rapper 50 Cent decided to get his gapped teeth fixed after a peer called him out on the look in a song. His two front teeth were also much larger than their neighbors and while the celeb allegedly told his dentist not to make the front teeth any smaller, the smile he’s sporting now is even, white, and stunningly handsome. The teeth are uniform in size and length and there are no gaps to be seen. In other words, not too big, not too small, no more gaps – just right.
You’d be hard-pressed to find much on George Clooney’s person to improve, but his teeth were apparently undergoing some serious abuse from stress-related teeth grinding. It looks like a full set of porcelain veneers are responsible for lengthening and brightening the man’s teeth and perhaps some laser contouring was also done to minimize his gummy smile.
If you’ve ever seen Tom Cruise in one of his earliest films, The Outsiders, it would be hard to miss his incredibly broken-down teeth. Were they prosthetics for the film? Maybe. Either way, Cruise has had any number of procedures done to improve his misaligned, gapped, and imperfect smile, including clear braces, porcelain veneers, and perhaps teeth whitening.
The bottom line is this: Those seemingly “perfect” celebs that people love so much aren’t perfect by birth. Those amazing smiles that resonate on the big screen and make them look amazing on the red carpet are created by talented cosmetic dentists. And you can visit one yourself for a truly stunning Hollywood-worthy smile. Make an appointment with Manhattan cosmetic dentist Dr. Michael J. Wei to learn about what smile makeover options are right for your smile.