Stains can easily develop on a person’s teeth if proper oral hygiene is not maintained. Certain foods and beverages, like coffee, can leave discoloration on the teeth. Therefore, it is important to brush or rinse the mouth after these types of foods or beverages are consumed. Smoking, excessive fluoride, and specific medications can also leave stains on the teeth. Teeth discoloration is categorized into two major types. They are extrinsic and intrinsic stains. Extrinsic stains are considered superficial and affect the enamel of the tooth. This means that the outermost layer of the tooth is discolored. Intrinsic stains occur when staining develops on the inner structure of the tooth. The inner structure of the tooth is called the dentin and when it is stained it can develop into a dark or yellowish hue. Aging is another culprit that can cause teeth to be stained. Over the years, the enamel often wears down and can cause damage and discoloration. Thankfully, veneers exist.
Treatment Options for Stained Teeth
There are many options for whitening discolored teeth. The dentist can recommend some specialty products to get rid of the stains. Over the counter toothpaste and gels containing whitening agents are also easily available for purchase in stores. The drug store teeth whitening tooth products are good for minor stains but do not change the overall color of the tooth. If discoloration is severe, a dentist can provide more effective solutions to getting rid of the stains. Veneers can help fix an individual’s stained teeth. Veneers are very thin shells made of porcelain and they function to cover the front of the tooth. These tooth-colored shells are permanently fused to the targeted tooth and help to improve and brighten a person’s smile.
Benefits of Veneers
There are several benefits to getting a veneer. The first benefit is that veneers are more resistant to stains and discoloration. They tend to last longer than composite bondings and crowns. The procedure is straightforward and does not take an extensive amount of time to be completed as opposed to their other counterparts. Veneers do not require any additional care aside from the brushing and flossing that is normally done daily. Also, they give the tooth a natural and attractive appearance. There are many shades of veneers to pick from and this makes it easier to match the appropriate color to the rest of the teeth in the mouth. Porcelain veneers are also well tolerated by the gum tissue and promote a healthy oral environment.
Interested? Contact Us to Find Out More
To learn more about how veneers can remove stains from your teeth, please feel free to get started by making an appointment with Brevard Smiles! At our offices in Indian Harbour Beach and Rockledge, our caring and experienced staff will be pleased to explain the benefits of this option in full and answer any questions you may have. You are one step away from getting the bright and amazing smile of your dreams. Contact us today to set up your consultation!