Dental Video: How-to get a whiter, brighter smile with porcelain veneers

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Narrator: Veneers can improve your smile. This is a Veneer. It’s a thin shell of porcelain or plastic that’s bonded to a tooth to improve it’s color and shape. A veneer generally covers only the front and top of a tooth.

Veneers can be used to close spaces between teeth, lengthen smaller misshapen teeth or whiten stained or dark teeth. When teeth are chipped or beginning to wear veneers can protect them from damage and restore their original looks.

It takes to or more appointments to restore teeth with veneers. On the first appointment we shape and roughen the teeth. From impressions, we make precise working models of the teeth. It is on these models that we artistically craft veneers to exactly fit the prepared teeth. On the second appointment we clean and polish the prepared teeth. Then we use an adhesive to bond the veneers to the teeth. A harmless high intensity light hardens the adhesive. Once in place veneers virtually become part of the teeth. You can use them like you would your own teeth, the bond is extremely strong. The final result is beautiful, natural looking teeth.