Dr. Doray is one of Philadelphia’s top cosmetic dentists. She offers a wide range of options to treat discolored teeth. Since the smile is the first thing most people notice, it is important to have a bright, white smile. Even if your discolored teeth are healthy, white teeth often give the impression of dental health. Teeth whitening is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to transform your smile. Our teeth whitening procedures can be completed in as little as one hour with incredible results.
Causes of Discolored Teeth
- Foods and drinks such as: coffee, teas, colas, and wines
- Tobacco: Smoking or other tobacco products
- Poor dental hygiene: Neglecting to brush or floss
- Disease: For example, head and neck radiation, chemotherapy, and certain infections contracted during pregnancy
- Environment: Excessive fluoride levels in water, for example
Treatment for Discolored Teeth
It is relatively easy to bleach or whiten teeth to restore them to a brighter, more aesthetically pleasing color. Depending on your needs and goals, Dr. Doray may recommend one or a combination of the following.
Teeth Whitening/Deep Bleaching
Deep bleaching offers significant teeth whitening for patients who have very dark teeth or tetracycline staining. Deep bleaching uses a combination of two to three in-office bleaching treatments along with take-home treatments. Oxygen from the deep bleaching gel is absorbed deeply into the tooth, dissolving stains with long lasting results.
Dr. Doray performed a deep bleaching treatment on Robert’s teeth to dramatically improve the brightness of his smile.
Cosmetic bonding may be used to repair a discolored tooth. This is a simple procedure that involves the application of a tooth-colored resin to the affected tooth. The bonding material is this sculpted into the desired shape to hide many teeth imperfections include discolored teeth. There is no preparation needed for bonding and it is among the easiest and least expensive ways to improve your smile.
Porcelain crowns can also be used to correct discolored teeth. A dental crown will cover the entire tooth like a cap. They can hide the discolored tooth as well as give it extra strength. Crowns are custom made restorations that involve at least two visits to our Philadelphia dentist office.
Porcelain veneers are also a great way to disguise dark, stained teeth. This treatment option is often used when teeth whitening was unsuccessful. They are thin, custom made shells that fit right over the tooth and are cemented into place for a strong bond. They can instantly brighten any smile. Porcelain veneers are highly stain resistant and have similar light reflecting properties compared to natural teeth. They offer a longer-lasting cosmetic restoration of anterior teeth.
If you are concerned about discolored teeth, contact Dr. Doray for a consultation. We can create a customized plan to help you achieve a whiter, brighter, younger looking smile.
Philadelphia based Dr. Doray is welcoming new and out of town patients. Call us at (215) 395-6076 to schedule a consultation to determine the best type of treatment for you.