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Fluorosis Stains – Will Dental Veneers or Teeth Whitening Help?

Fluorosis Stains – Will Dental Veneers or Teeth Whitening Help?

Feb 25, 2018
It is no secret that most of just want a beautiful, straight and white smile! Unfortunately, not all of us have this naturally. There are many options out in the dental world that allows us to get us as close to our ideal smile as possible – between races, teeth whitening and even veneers. What about the select few of us that have something called fluorosis stains? What exactly is this kind of stain? What is the best option for me to move forward with to get my smile and white and bright as possible? Keep reading to find out!

Fluorosis Stains

Fluorosis stains occur in those that have an excess of fluoride consumption during early childhood when tooth development is at its most active. These stains manifest themselves on the surface of your tooth by discolored, usually brown, stains. Unfortunately, these kinds of stains are intrinsic and virtually impossible to remove by means of teeth whitening. The best method of treatment is done by a cosmetic dentist that carefully analyzes and assess your best options. Ahead are some viable options for getting your tooth color streamlined and uniform.

Dental Bonding for Limited Stains

Depending on the extent of the staining on your teeth, dental bonding may be all you need to make the color on your teeth monochromatic. This bonding, put on by an experienced cosmetic dentist, will cover the stains, but still, maintain the translucence of a natural tooth. No one would be able to tell that your teeth were even stained in the first place
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Dental Veneers for Extensive Stains

If the staining on the surface of your tooth covers most it, then your best option might be porcelain veneers. Veneers cover the entire surface of the tooth, essentially giving you an entirely new tooth. While a bit costly, this is your best option for severe stains. It is important to keep in mind that to get any of these procedures done requires a careful selection of an experienced and trusted cosmetic dentist to ensure you are left with a natural looking tooth giving you newfound confidence.