Your Options For Addressing Smile Discoloration
Posted June 14, 2017 by Wager-Evans Dental
Smile discoloration is capable of making you unhappy with what could be an otherwise healthy set of teeth. There is no single cause for this problem. One patient might seek help to address stains from a habit of smoking, while another might need to do something about discoloration caused by the eroding of enamel layers. Your dentist offers several different cosmetic dental treatments, including a professional whitening treatment. However, because patients have different discoloration caused by different issues, different responses can be recommended. If you feel unsure of what the right response might be, you can learn more about your individual needs with a cosmetic consultation.
A treatment with professional whitening agents can be an effective remedy for the stains that build up in your teeth. With a whitening treatment, you can eliminate stains from sources like:
- Tobacco products
- Coffee, tea, red wine, soft drinks, and other dark liquids
- Stains from dark or color-rich foods
Surface stains left behind by these items can be removed with an over the counter product. However, if you have allowed stains to form over an extended period of time, store bought products can leave particles behind. This means your results can be limited. Professional whiteners will reach into deeper layers of your enamel.
Intrinsic discoloration is discoloration resulting from internal issues. Because whitening agents are not intended for these problems, your dentist will have to rely on a different treatment strategy. Many people opt to have porcelain veneers placed in order to hide intrinsic discoloration. In addition to making teeth look whiter again, this will allow you to make additional cosmetic improvements.
If you want to do something about teeth that are no longer as white as you would like, you can count on superior cosmetic care from Wager-Evans Dental. Located in Reno, NV, we proudly offer our services to residents from South Meadows, Double Diamond, Caughlin Ranch, Donner Springs, Meadowood, Sommersett, Arrow Creek, and all surrounding communities. To set a consultation or your next dental appointment, please visit our office, or contact us today by calling (775) 800-4845. Our patient forms are available online.