Whiter, brighter smiles
There are several techniques dental professionals use to create a whiter, brighter smile, including bleaching , bonding and veneers .
|Discolored or stained teeth before
|The bleaching solution is applied, activated with heat and/or light, and then rinsed off. This procedure may need to be repeated.
|An alternative: wearing a prescribed bleaching tray at home under a dentist's supervision.
|Chipped tooth after bonding
|Composite resin is applied and shaped to fill in the chipped area.
|A bonding light hardens the resin, which is then smoothed and polished.
|To close spaces between teeth before veneers.
|A thin layer of enamel is removed (shown), an impression is taken, and a veneer is fabricated to fit the tooth.
|After the tooth is etched with an acid solution, the veneer is bonded with the aid of a bonding light.