Do not let discolored teeth keep you from sharing your smile. Patients with yellow or stained teeth often feel embarrassed and hide their smiles. Stained, dark, or yellow teeth can age the appearance of your smile and can take a toll on your self-esteem.
Bella Smiles offers effective and affordable solutions for whitening discolored teeth. Most tooth discoloration can be resolved with a professional tooth whitening treatment. For advanced discoloration, or spots caused by trauma or medication, more advanced cosmetic treatment may be necessary to achieve ideal results. Discolored teeth are one of the common dental concerns that many patients have.
Causes of Tooth Discoloration
The yellowing or gradual discoloration of the teeth is normal as patients age. Over the years, enamel thins and wears away leaving the layer of the tooth called dentin exposed. It is also a result of poor dental care.
Dentin is naturally yellow in color and causes a yellow tint of discoloration to the teeth. Food and beverages high in acidity or dark in color also exasperate discoloration and can stain the surface of the teeth.
Some patients may develop dark black or brown spots on the teeth. This can be a result of an injury to the tooth. Dark spots can also be left behind after a patient uses certain antibiotics.
This type of tooth stain is often resistant to whitening gels. Patients may achieve permanent whitening results with dental veneers or tooth bonding. These cosmetic treatments cover the entire tooth and are resistant to staining.
Solutions for a Whiter Smile
Your Bella Smiles dentist will perform a thorough oral health exam to help you build a treatment plan that will achieve your cosmetic goals so you can enjoy a beautiful, bright white smile. Whitening treatment will be chosen based on the cause of tooth discoloration and your personal goals.
Zoom Teeth Whitening
Zoom Professional Whitening provides beautiful results in about just one hour. Using professional whitening gel and unique blue light, your dentist can whiten your teeth up to 8 shades in one visit to our Roslyn, NY dentist office.
Take Home Teeth Whitening
We offer custom take-home bleaching trays. These have high-quality, professional whitening gels and a custom mouthpiece. Take home whitening gels slowly whiten teeth for a more subtle and natural result. This treatment allows you to whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home.
If you have a tooth stain that is resistant to professional teeth whitening, your dentist may recommend porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are made from very thin, high-quality ceramic. They are also stain and decay resistant for lasting whitening results. Your dentist will place the dental veneer on the front portion of the tooth instantly brightening it.
Some patients choose tooth bonding over veneers to treat tooth staining. The dentist will apply the bonding material to the front part of your natural tooth and cure it. This will whiten the tooth as well as make it look uniform. Bonding will not last as long as veneers however, it does cost less.
Schedule A Dental Exam Today
Never let discolored teeth hold you back from enjoying a beautiful, bright smile. Bella Smiles offers a range of cosmetic treatments that can help you achieve your desired result.
Teeth whitening can make you look younger and help you get the beautiful smile you want. Contact our Roslyn cosmetic dentist office to schedule your appointment and learn more about our whitening options.