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Can Having Great Teeth Land an Actor Better Stage Roles?

Nicolas Cage, Michael Douglas, Tom Cruise, Lindsey Lohan…all it takes is a quick glimpse of before and after photos of these and many other famous actors to know that without major dental surgery, they probably wouldn’t have been who they are today. (OK, great teeth aren’t all you need – I think Lohan’s proved they’re not enough. And Tom Cruise is known to wear inside heels to look taller. You’d be amazed how much this has contributed).

Great-looking teeth are crucial to an actor’s role prospects because their faces are an important component of the product they are selling. When you want to land a major role, a memorable, dazzling smile is absolutely imperative.

Most of the above-mentioned actors and those we’ll tell you about later were quick to avail themselves of cosmetic dental services early on in their careers. Interestingly, the biggest concentration of cosmetic dentistry experts in the USA is among dentists in San Francisco. The city’s proximity to Hollywood could be the reason.

Cosmetic dentistry options include crowns or caps, bonding, gum grafts, teeth whitening, tooth structures, porcelain veneers, removal of teeth or gums, fixed bridges, and dental implants. George Clooney, Zac Efron, Ben Affleck, and Demi Moore are some of the stars who opted for these and other procedures.  

Zac Efron became famous on Disney Channel’s “High School Musical,” after resorting to cosmetic dentistry to get his uneven teeth fixed. Since then, he’s also gotten them whitened.

George Clooney

After being on Facts of Life, George Clooney got a full set of veneers done.

Ben Affleck

Affleck’s buck teeth caused his self-esteem to plummet in his 20s and early 30s. The buck stopped (pun intended) in his mid-30s, when he finally decided to get them not only fixed, but whitened. His beautiful new smile helped him land the role of Batman and other leading roles.

Demi Moore

Demi has naturally good teeth, but they yellowed with age. She’s now in her 50s, and her teeth look like they’re in their 20s. She went with veneers after considering a number of other cosmetic dentistry options.

Best Dentists in San Francisco

We’ve made a short list of the top dentists in San Francisco. One of them is Gentry Dentistry, committed to restoring natural beauty using the latest technology.

The advanced Golden Gate Dental clinic is a cozy and comfortable facility. Their services include teeth whitening, implants, veneers, and other high-quality options.

Skyline Dental Studio’s dentists’ expertise is one reason to get a dental implant here. They also offer general dentistry and sedation dentistry and specialize in oral disease prevention.

The only dentist in San Francisco to be affiliated with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Jorg-Peter Rabanus, places a focus on smile rejuvenation through porcelain veneers, dental implants, and other cosmetic dental services. This San Francisco dentist devotes most of his time to in-depth analyses of the conditions of his patients so that he can provide the best services for their needs.  

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