Ever wondered how the boys and girls in Hollywood get such beautiful smiles? For those lucky few who are born with great-looking teeth, a simple whitening will do the trick. For the rest of us, the answer is veneers.

These are the dental equivalent of false nails (only permanent and less obvious). They are hand-crafted ceramic teeth which fit over your own teeth allowing the dentist to redesign your smile, with complete control over shape, position and colour.

If you are interested in this option, ask your dentist to do a “mock-up” where he will make a stent to mimic veneers so that you can see what they would look like in your own mouth and make an informed decision afterwards.