Stained teeth and tooth discolouration is something that can happen with time, from the foods and beverages we eat and drink. Things like coffee, red wine, etc. can soak into your enamel and make it look darker over the years. Some types of staining are internal, due to damage or the way the tooth formed.
Fortunately, our Tsawwassen, BC cosmetic dentist offers a variety of solutions to helping your teeth look whiter and brighter.
Stained Teeth: Whiten Them
Professional teeth whitening can significantly improve the color of your teeth. Unlike over the counter products, the treatments at our South Delta, BC practice offer faster and more dramatic results.
During a professional teeth whitening visit, Dr. Jan Roberts will apply prescription grade gel to the enamel so that it safely lifts stain particles and whitens the tooth surfaces underneath. The gel is rinsed away and the teeth look two or three shades brighter. Then we repeat the process 2-3 more times, until full results are achieved.
We can also fit you with a take home whitening kit that offers maximum contact and results, so that you can easily maintain the brightness from your in-office treatment. If you prefer to whiten at home on your own, that’s an option as well.
One thing to consider is that older restorations — like fillings or crowns — won’t whiten. You may need to change them out after lightening the color of your teeth.
Stained Teeth: Hide Them
Dazzling porcelain veneers can cover the front surface of your visible smile, so that it looks like you have a completely new one. Each veneer is designed in a way so that when placed side by side, they make your teeth look:
- Fuller and properly shaped
Some people even call veneers “instant braces,” because of how they make your teeth look properly aligned in addition to improving their colour.
Stained Teeth: Repair Them
Stained teeth or discolouration can sometimes be due to internal damage, such as a dying nerve, extensive tooth decay or developmental anomalies. It may be necessary to repair the tooth. Doing so not only makes the tooth look whiter and healthier, it protects the integrity of your bite.
Common aesthetic restorations include options like:
- White bonding or fillings — Composite restorations blend in with your smile, so that no one knows they’re there.
- Porcelain crowns — Sometimes called “caps,” dental crowns cover the entire surface of your tooth above the gums. We specify the exact color and shade of the porcelain, for maximum aesthetic benefits.
- Lab made inlays and onlays — Made of porcelain, these “three-quarter crowns” are smaller than caps, but repair larger areas of tooth damage.
Stained Teeth: Replace Them
If the damage is too severe, you may want to replace the tooth altogether. Dental implants mimic the natural shape and color of healthy teeth, so that other people won’t know the difference.
Are you ready to finally have a whiter smile that you can feel proud of showing off? Call our Tsawwassen, BC cosmetic dentist, Dr. Jan Roberts. Roberts Dental and Facial Rejuvenation in South Delta, BC offers a variety of cosmetic treatments for you to consider. Schedule your consultation by calling 604-943-3343 or booking online today!