August 23, 2022

Tooth Discoloration Treatment

At Taylorview, our practice is tailor-made to make your teeth sparkle. With that in mind, today we would like to look at the uncommon and the common-the twin sparkle-stoppers of tooth discoloration and discolored teeth, respectively.

If, by any chance, you have fallen victim to either and can no longer smile as you used to, then no worries, Taylorview is here to return the sparkle on your lips. But first things first, in case you are wondering- just how did your pearly white or whites get to discolor? Well, let's take a closer look.

2. What causes a tooth and teeth to discolor?

Tooth discoloration is when one tooth has an abnormal discoloration, hue, or translucency in comparison to the rest of your teeth. This often misunderstood, unwelcome and uncommon occurrence of a tooth's "discoloration" can be due to several quite understandable factors. Some of these are the:

Teeth discoloration, on the other hand, is the darkening of teeth to a color other than that of the original whiteness of your teeth. While the same factors that can cause a tooth to discolor can also cause teeth to also do so, generally, however, teeth discoloration is a cosmetic side effect of the everyday. Lifestyle activities, habits, and occurrences such as:

3. How to whiten a discolored tooth

The best way to reverse the discoloration of a discolored tooth is to seek professional help. At Taylorview, how to whiten a discolored tooth falls under our cosmetic dental service. Our team of dentists is more than qualified and capable to get to the source of the problem and advise on the best option for how to whiten a discolored tooth.

While many options are available, however, when it comes to how to whiten a discolored tooth, at Taylorview, we highly recommend professionally whitening the tooth rather than doing so at home. As such, in-office, one of our dentists uses professional whitening products and procedures to speed the whitening process of your tooth.

Depending on the nature of your discolored tooth, our dentist will apply a desensitizer, concentration of whitener, hydrogen peroxide solution, heat a special light to accelerate the bleaching process, and/or some type of custom tray for better whitener adhesion. Don't worry, the procedure is safe-as are you, in the hands of our skilled dentist.

Alternatively, our dentist can whiten your discolored tooth using

dental bonding-a procedure in which a white resin is applied to your tooth and then hardened with a special curing light.

Or, you can also have a dental crown placed on your tooth to protect, cover and restore its whiteness. Our dentist can customize a crown’s color to match your other teeth.

Lastly, you can also opt for a dental veer-a custom-made porcelain ‘shell’ designed to cover the discolored tooth and improve its color. Be warned though, dental veneers are fragile and you will have to avoid biting into hard foods to avoid breakage.

4. Teeth whitening for discolored teeth

When it comes to teeth whitening for discolored teeth, it is important to take immediate steps to reverse it. At Taylorview, one of our dentists can also guide you on the best options for your type of teeth discoloration. Currently, however, we use some of the following teeth whitening for discolored teeth.

  • whitening toothpaste (with the American Dentist Association (ADA)'s Seal of Acceptance)
  • UV Whitening
  • at-home whitening
  • over-the-counter bleaching treatment
  • dental bonding
  • dental veneers
  • teeth-colored crowns
  • dental implants (only in drastic cases)

Curious as to what each of the above involves? Then wonder no longer-at Taylorview, we’ll be more than happy to explain each of our cosmetic teeth whitening for discolored teeth and help you choose the treatment that’s best for you.

So, wait no longer. Click, Call or visit our practice TODAY! And let us help you put the sparkle back on your discolored teeth.

See you SOON!