Real Stars, Fake Teeth: 20 Celebrities Who Have Had Cosmetic Dentistry
by Rachel Weeks
In Hollywood, where the smiles are perfectly straight, perfectly white, and perfectly proportioned, fake teeth are more prominent than you think. Some of Hollywood’s most iconic smiles were actually crafted in a dentist chair. Chances are, if they look too good to be true, they probably are.
Today, we know Tom Cruise for his winning smile, but it hasn’t always been that way. Cruise has undergone extensive cosmetic dentistry including whitening and straightening his teeth. But more recently he upgraded to a full set of porcelain veneers.
After reportedly chipping her tooth on a microphone during a concert, Hilary Duff opted to getting a full set of veneers rather than trying to color-match the single chipped tooth.
With a history of reported teeth grinding, George Clooney was literally shortening his own teeth. It’s no surprise then that the hunky actor got white veneers to lengthen his sparkling smile.
In true English fashion, both Victoria and David Beckham had uneven teeth before making it big as style icons. Victoria fixed up her smile with a set of pearly white veneers.
While he had fixed his chipped tooth years before filming, Jim Carrey removed the cap in 1994 to play Lloyd in Dumb & Dumber. Today, that character is largely remembered by his big heart and snaggletoothed smile.
You may have noticed that Ben Affleck’s smile looks a little goofy in the critically acclaimed Good Will Hunting. That’s because it’s not the same winning smile you’re used to seeing. Before his performance in the 1998 film Armageddon, Affleck got porcelain veneers, crowns, and whitening treatments.
After working on the 1997 action film Lethal Weapon, comedian and actor Chris Rock reportedly spent his earnings on a $150,000 mouth makeover for which he is now known.
After many years of success in both music and movies, 50 Cent has admitted to spending $50,000 on totally revamping his perfectly white grin.
Courtney Love is not shy about her history of cosmetic surgery, and the rock singer and songwriter completed her look with a full set of bright white, porcelain veneers.
Catherine Zeta-Jones, too, upgraded her pearly whites with a full set of veneers, after likely undergoing orthodontics to fix her alignment and gap.
Like so many actors and actresses before him, leading man Nicolas Cage had to go through extensive cosmetic dentistry before landing a big role, namely adding a shiny set of new veneers.
Janice Dickinson does in fact have two false teeth. And in 2011, she reportedly lost them while dining with a friend in Southampton. Of course, they were very expensive, so the former model searched frantically for them, describing herself as “Lucille Ball on crack.”
It doesn’t take an expert to guess that Joe Biden’s teeth are a little less than real. The Vice President reportedly spent $20,000 on a mouthful of porcelain crowns and bridges before hitting the campaign trail.
Real Housewives favorite NeNe Leakes has made some changes to her look since her rise to fame, starting with a full set of veneers. She has admitted to spending $50,000 on the new pearly whites and made sure to get them “as white as possible.”
Miley Cyrus has undergone some serious dental work in the last few years. The pop star revealed that she had gotten veneers six months ago when she posted an X-ray of her teeth on Instagram.
Bruce Springsteen finally bit the bullet to get himself a nice new set of porcelain veneers. And The Boss is looking pretty damn good, if we’re being honest.
If there’s one celebrity we’d guess had porcelain veneers, it’s Michael Douglas, but Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist Dr. Kevin Frawley confirms it. Don’t look directly into his teeth—they’ll blind you!
Celine Dion went the extra mile to make sure her teeth match her beautiful singing voice. Like many other stars, Dion chose to get veneers to perfect her smile on-stage and off.
With a little help from the magic of cosmetic dentistry, Zac Efron closed the gap between his gap-toothed teenage years and his sparkling adulthood. It’s likely that he has veneers on his two front teeth at least.
Jackass stuntman and prankster Steve-O reportedly shut down his dentist’s office for a week, undergoing extensive whitening and adding a mouthful of crowns and veneers.