Advice

Tooth whitening

Stain, Stain, Go Away.

If your teeth are stained or discolored, chances are you've gone to some lenghts to achieve a whiter, brighter smile. Today, however, there is no need to suffer from social embarrassment or phychological trauma because of stained or discolored teeth. Suitable cosmetic dental treatment can provide both predictable and positive long-term results.

The methods of treatment

1. Polishing:

Polishing is the simplest method of stain removal. In this painless procedure, your dentist applies a paste to the surfaces of your teeth using a rotating instrument. Microabrasion is a more advanced form of polishing that can be used for deeper stains.

2. Bleaching:

Bleaching, which uses a strong oxidizing agent to lighten the teeth, is a relatively conservative and often highly effective way to brighten your smile. Your dentist may recommend in-office or home bleaching or combination of both, depending on the nature and severity of your stains.

3. Bonding:

Bonding involves the application of composite resin to the existing tooth. The bonding technique is used frequently as a conservative method of covering stains.

4. Porcelain veneers:

One of the most exciting techniques in cosmetic dentistry today involves bonding a thin laminated veneer made of porcelain to the etched enamel tooth surface. Its primary advantages are the beauty and durability of the material.

5. Crowns:

Crowns generally are not recommended for stained but otherwise healthy healthy teeth since placing crowns requires so much natural tooth structure to be removed.