There are a few things that Simon Cowell is known for; wearing white or black shirts, being honestly blunt, and his twinkling smile. In fact, many males would seek out this smile by their cosmetic dentists. Does Simon Cowell have veneers?
Cowell seems to be happy with his choice of veneers, as he continues to get the unnaturally looking white ones each time he updates them. White veneers have been said to make someone look younger, so it’s possible that is what the 60-year-old is going for.
History of Veneers
Veneers are thin covers that go over teeth, you can have a single veneer, an entire set of veneers, or somewhere in between. Some of them can be removed after a short time and others stay on for 7 – 10 years and then are replaced.
A California dentist is credited with creating the first veneers for people in Hollywood in the 1920s. The initial veneers were created for actors and actresses to wear during filming and they would remove them after filming the scenes.
From the 1930s and 1940s, dentists realized that ordinary people, and not just actors and actresses, were interested, and could benefit from the veneers. False teeth during this time looked fake and veneers were more natural-looking.
One issue with veneers during this time was their bonding. As they were initially created to be temporary they were never really made to be worn full time. In the 1950s, a dentist realized that slight etching and a mild acidic solution helped bond the veneers longer.
By 1982 two other dentists had created a way to permanently bond the veneers. This led to a drop in prices and a rise in interest. Nowadays veneers are very common and highly requested, the advancements in them have them some times hard to tell that they aren’t real teeth.
This is not the case with Simon Cowell’s though, but only because of his preference for color. Natural teeth are not as white as what he requests, and he’s aware of that, but he likes what he likes.
Uses for Veneers
There are various reasons why someone might wear veneers. Temporary veneers are still used in Hollywood to change a character’s smile for filming. Other uses are for cosmetic and medical reasons.
The main reasons people wear veneers today is to change the color or shape of their natural teeth, or to fix spacing issues along their jaws. Most often veneers are used for the front teeth, that are made prominent when someone smiles or opens their mouth.
Simon Cowell’s Style
To go along with his famous white smile are his two outfits of choice; a tight-fitting t-shirt in white or black to go along with a pair of jeans, or his dressier outfit of a half-buttoned up white shirt with black dress pants, sometimes accompanied by a jacket.
He is known so much for his wardrobe choices that when he decided to wear a red tight-fitting t-shirt, instead of black or white, it made headlines and fans were shocked and speechless.
I believe, based on older photos of Simon Cowell, that he chose veneers to improve the coloring of his teeth. It doesn’t appear that he had any real problems with his natural teeth, but of course, they weren’t the blinding white they are now.
Whatever his reasons, as long as he’s happy with what he’s getting, then there should be no problems with it. Though I’m sure he’s rolling his eyes that other men are requesting the same look as him, while smiling on the inside and secretly loving it.