Everyone treasures a bright smile, but many people are unhappy with their smiles. Fortunately, thanks to numerous advances in cosmetic dentistry, you can get the smile of your dreams irrespective of your chronological age.
If your choppers are stained, you may benefit from professional tooth cleaning and tooth bleaching. However, these treatment options may only work if your stains are extrinsic and not permanent. But what can you do if your teeth stains are intrinsic or permanent?
Permanent tooth discolouration.
Intrinsic tooth discolouration affects the inner structure of the patient’s tooth. This type of stains gives teeth a dark or yellow tint. Common causes of intrinsic tooth discolouration include too much exposure to fluoride and use of tetracycline medications in early childhood. You may also have permanent teeth discolouration if your mother used tetracycline drugs when you were in her womb.
Other causes include tooth trauma and a rare condition known as dentinogenesis imperfecta. Your teeth may not respond well to teeth whitening if the discolouration involves the tooth dentin in which case you may be a perfect candidate for dental veneers.
Veneers for intrinsic tooth discolouration.
Dental veneers are thin, custom-made ceramic shells designed to cover the outer surfaces or front side of teeth. To fit a veneer, a dental professional like Saving Faces will drill away a little of your front teeth, take an impression and then fit a thin layer of porcelain over the affected tooth.
Veneers are a preferred treatment option for intrinsic discolouration in which whitening is not indicated. Veneers are also commonly used in a case where the aesthetic results of bleaching are below the patient’s expectations.
While veneers are a preferred way of treating permanently stained teeth, many other people who get veneers in Liverpool are looking to correct chipped, decayed or crooked teeth. If you’re a candidate, veneers can beautifully cover your teeth to improve your smile and boost your confidence.