Lindsey Vonn proudly revealed her new smile while sharing graphic images of herself receiving veneers on her last trip to the dentist.
The 35-year-old former Olympic skier took to Instagram on Monday to post a behind-the-scenes video of the procedure performed by Dr Bill Dorfman, a Los Angeles-based cosmetic dentist who has appeared on ABC Extreme Makeover and Oprah.
“I have new teeth. Thanks Dr. Dorfman. BE CAREFUL… disgusting content, ”she captioned the video compilation, which begins with the dentist drilling his front teeth.
Before & After: Lindsey Vonn, 35, shared a behind-the-scenes video of herself having her two front teeth veneered
Process: The video takes place with cosmetic dentist Dr Bill Dorfman drilling his teeth
Dental veneers are very thin, tooth-colored porcelain or composite shells that are cemented to the teeth to correct dental problems.
When getting veneers for the first time, a dentist will cut each tooth and remove the enamel before taking an impression of the teeth. The mold will then be used to create the veneers.
In the video, Lindsey can be seen rubbing her tongue over her deformed tooth after piercing it.
‘Wait what?’ she wrote.
Can you repeat that please? In the video, Lindsey can be seen rubbing her tongue over her deformed tooth after it was cut
Candid: Lindsey admitted there was a lot of drooling over the procedure
Behind the Scenes: Lindsey also shared an Instagram Stories video showing one of her veneers placed on her tooth
The athlete explained that his two front teeth were “crushed” while displaying his “weird” smile. She even shared pictures of herself drooling.
“Do I dare to see what it looks like?” she asked at the end of the procedure, but was thrilled with the results.
“Yeah,” she said, smiling for the camera.
Lindsey also took to Instagram Stories to share a close-up of her front teeth before getting new veneers as well as pictures of the porcelain shells placed on her teeth.
Happy smile: Lindsey shared a before and after photo on her Instagram Stories
Fit: The former Olympic skier proudly showed her new smile after the procedure
Something Different: The video was a far cry from the glamorous display Lindsey featured in February 2019
She ended the clip with a before and after photo of her veneers, writing, “See… much better! Thanks @DrBillDorfman. ‘
It is not known if the world champion skier paid for her new pearly whites or if the treatment was offered to her. However, if she had to foot the bill, it would probably have cost her a pretty penny.
Veneers are considered a cosmetic procedure and are often not covered by dental insurance.
Traditional porcelain veneers cost an average of $ 925 to $ 2,500 per tooth and can last 10 to 15 years, according to the Consumer Guide to Dentistry.
Meanwhile, composite veneers cost around $ 250 to $ 1,500 per tooth, but only last between five and seven years.