3 Common Cosmetic Dental Treatments Available for Discoloured Teeth

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Smiling often is one of the easiest ways to make new friends. A warm smile makes you look sociable and is a proven conversation starter. Unfortunately, many things can prevent you from sharing your best smile with the world.

One of those things is having discoloured teeth. Teeth that are discoloured due to poor oral hygiene, oral disease, an unhealthy diet, years of tobacco use, or other reasons can make it difficult for you to smile as often as you'd like to, and when you smile, you may find yourself doing so in a constrained manner.

The good news is that a cosmetic dentist can fix teeth discolouration. There is a variety of cosmetic dental treatments available, and the best one for each patient depends on patient-specific factors.

Check out some of the most common cosmetic dental solutions to discoloured teeth.

Teeth Whitening 

This is one of the most popular ways of correcting the look of discoloured teeth. As the name suggests, this cosmetic dental procedure involves applying a whitening agent – typically a hydrogen peroxide gel – to the teeth to help remove any form of discolouration.

The aim is to make discoloured teeth look white and bright again. There are different shades of white that can be achieved, depending on the patient's requirements. For best results, teeth whitening should be performed by a qualified dentist at the dental office. However, teeth whitening kits are also available for use at home.

The biggest drawback of teeth whitening is that they may not be suitable for everyone. Some of the people who may not benefit from this kind of treatment include:

  • People with hydrogen peroxide allergies.
  • Expectant or nursing mothers.
  • People with cavities.
  • People with eroded tooth enamel.
  • People with sensitive teeth and gums.

It's best to avoid whitening your teeth if you fall under the above categories. Plus, teeth whitening may not work well if the natural structure of your teeth is distorted.

Porcelain Crowns

These are tooth coverings that are designed to fit over existing teeth to enhance the aesthetics of your smile by restoring the normal shape and size of the teeth. Unlike traditional crowns, porcelain crowns look just like your natural teeth.

Consider receiving this kind of cosmetic dental treatment if your tooth is discoloured, cracked, broken, or worn down.

Porcelain Veneers

These are wafer-thin shells of custom-made porcelain that are applied directly to the existing tooth enamel. They serve to restore the natural shape, strength, and appearance of your teeth. Porcelain veneers are the perfect solution to teeth that are not only discoloured but also cracked, broken, or worn down.

Have you achieved your best smile yet? If you're not happy with your current smile, schedule an initial consultation with a dentist near you that offers cosmetic dentistry services to discuss the treatment options available to you.


26 August 2020

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