Tetracycline and Tooth Staining
- Posted on: Aug 8 2012
Tetracycline stains are very common for men and women throughout Northern Virginia. These stains are dark, run deep into teeth, and are not removable with traditional teeth whitening options. In fact, traditional teeth whitening may make the stain appear worse as it whitens the surrounding area, accentuating the stain and causing a grey or dulled look.
Treating Tetracycline Stains
The best way to treat tetracycline stains is with porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are wafer thin shells that are placed over your existing teeth. Porcelain veneers are thick enough to cover stains, but not so thick as to make your teeth look unnatural. This treatment option can be used on more than one tooth, providing a consistently white and seamlessly beautiful smile. As an added benefit, porcelain is stain resistant, allowing you to enjoy a pearly-white smile for a number of years.
When you visit our Arlington area office for teeth whitening, one of our experienced cosmetic dentist will evaluate the cause and extent of your staining. If tetracycline is the culprit, we can custom create a porcelain veneer treatment that addressers those stains along with several other common cosmetic dental problems.
If you live in or around Arlington, Tysons Corner, Alexandria, Fairfax, or McLean, Virginia and would like to learn more about the aesthetic benefits of porcelain veneers, please contact Galleria Dental Aesthetics to schedule an initial consultation with one of our cosmetic dentists today.
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