Can Whitening Agents Address My Discolored Smile?
Posted August 7, 2017 by Wager-Evans Dental
If you have discolored teeth, you can feel self-conscious during any moment that would call for you to smile. This can make you uncomfortable during photos, upon meeting new people, or in other social situations. For many patients, the problem with their teeth color comes from a buildup of enamel stains. Discoloration will occur when your teeth take on stains from dark or color-rich foods and drinks, or from tobacco products. If this describes your situation, you can benefit from the use of professional whitening agents provided by your dentist. However, those with intrinsic discoloration can require a different treatment method.
Professional whitening agents improve the color of your smile by attacking stains that have gathered in your enamel, even stains that have settled in deeper layers. Cosmetic dental care from your dentist can outperform store bought whitening products, as over the counter products can fail to remove more than superficial stains. You can have your treatment performed by your dentist, or you can have your dentist supply you with the materials you need to whiten your teeth at home.
Intrinsic discoloration can call for a different cosmetic treatment strategy, as whitening agents are not the preferred treatment for this issue. Issues within your teeth that affect their color can be addressed through the placement of porcelain veneers. Veneers are applied to the front of teeth, and can cover up discoloration, while also treating problems like damage, and misshapen teeth. In some cases, your dentist can help by supplying a dental crown for a badly discolored tooth.
At Wager-Evans Dental, your discolored smile can receive the care that it needs. Our office offers a variety of different treatments, so that we can find the best way to make the cosmetic improvements you most hope to see. Located in Reno, NV, we are proud to welcome residents 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.