Addressing The Cosmetic Impact Of Fluorosis
Posted June 28, 2017 by Wager-Evans Dental
For many people who exhibit signs of fluorosis, the effect on their smile is hard to notice. The telltale signs for milder cases, often white lines or streaks in teeth, may only be visible when your teeth are studied. That being said, other patients will have more prominent indicators which can affect their appearance. Fluorosis is not a condition that threatens your oral health. However, because it can disrupt your appearance, people who have teeth affected by it can be interested in cosmetic dental treatment to hide its effects.
Fluorosis only occurs in children, while baby or adult teeth are still developing, and yet to erupt. An excess of fluoride consumed before teeth have arrived can lead to this problem.
Unfortunately, a professional whitening treatment can fail to deliver the outcome you want when you try to address fluorosis. However, there are other options available to you. Dental bonding treatment involves covering up flaws with composite resin. This can effectively hide discoloring streaks, and give your tooth a uniform color. You also have the option of having porcelain veneers placed – the presence of veneers will be able to effectively hide discoloration.
If fluorosis, or any other issue, causes an unusually severe degree of discoloration for a tooth, your dentist may suggest using a dental crown. Because there are crowns available made with life-like materials, this restoration – typically used for restorative care – can provide an effective cosmetic solution.
Are you hoping to take action against fluorosis, and see a real improvement to your smile? Talk to Wager-Evans Dental about your cosmetic treatment options. You can find a solution to the issue, and enjoy a brighter smile without distracting blemishes. Located in Reno, NV, we are proud to welcome residents who come to us from South Meadows, Double Diamond, Caughlin Ranch, Donner Springs, Meadowood, Sommersett, Arrow Creek, and all surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation or your next dental appointment, visit our office, or contact us today by calling (775) 800-4845.