Dark or colored teeth without having their structure affected, are just a cosmetic issue. But one of the first things we see about a person is the smile. At The Top Dental Center, we think that no one should be ashamed to show their smile to the world.
where it comes from
Discoloration of teeth can be caused by the reasons outlined below and can be a result of certain medicines (for example tetracycline), trauma or when the teeth are chipped or worn out.
With surface staining, simple whitening will give the necessary result. Sometimes the staining of teeth is set very deep in the dental structure and can not be solved only by whitening.
what is the solution
Colored teeth can be a result of:
- Consumption of coloring agents- coffee, coke, red wine, ketchup, etc.
- Insufficient oral hygiene
- Post effect of orthodontic treatment with braces
- Intake of particular medicines
- Root canal treatment
Sometimes just a simple teeth whitening procedure will give the needed result. It is a common misconception that teeth whitening does damage the enamel. When controlled by a dentist with up to date whitening agents, it is a safe and secure procedure. There are two types of teeth whitening- internal or external. The external can be performed in a dental office or at home. In the dental office, the whitening procedure is carried out with more powerful chemical agent, with protection gel for the gums and light activation. At home, it is made with a less powerful agent, placed in tailored whitening dental splints. Internal whitening is made only at the dental office specifically on a discolored tooth with previous root canal treatment.
Sometimes, the discoloration of the tooth coloring is very deep in the tooth structure and it cannot be solved just by whitening, especially when it is a result of certain medicines (for example tetracycline), trauma or when the teeth are chipped or worn out. Then porcelain veneers are a great option which will change the perception of yourself. Nowadays, veneers require almost no teeth preparation. When preparation is needed, only a small enamel portion is taken.
Every veneer treatment is perfectly planned with a software, which creates the tooth shape which would suit your face- this is called Smile design. Then, a try-in is necessary to see if the patient likes the shape prior to placement.