There are many causes of tooth discoloration. Poor dental hygiene, diet, age, and tobacco products are just a few of the causes of tooth discoloration. Bacteria that build upon the teeth and gums can cause the teeth to yellow if they are not removed with routine brushing and flossing. Certain foods and beverages contain chromogens, pigmented compounds that discolor the tooth enamel. Discolored teeth can be caused by berries, tomatoes, coffee, tea, wine, and sodas. Additionally, as we age and our teeth wear down, the underlayer beneath the enamel shows through. This layer, called dentin, is darker than the tooth enamel. Products that contain nicotine, including cigarettes and vapes, also stain and yellow the teeth over time.
If your tooth discoloration is impacting the aesthetics of your teeth, contact Hamilton Dental Designs today. Dr. Jose Gil and his professional dental team are ready to get you back on track with a whiter, brighter, healthier smile.
Dental Treatments for Discolored Teeth
There are multiple options that patients have to treat tooth discoloration:
- Professional Teeth Whitening: In-office Zoom! teeth whitening treatment can brighten the tooth enamel by multiple shades. This quick and effective cosmetic solution shows results after one hour of treatment. Patients who want to whiten their teeth in the comfort of their own homes can try our take-home teeth whitening treatment.
- Dental Bonding: Tooth bonding is a malleable, tooth-colored material that can be molded onto prepared teeth. Patients who have single discolored teeth are great candidates for dental bonding treatment. Bonding material can also be color-matched to the patient’s desired tooth shade.
- Porcelain Veneers: Patients who have deep tooth stains that do not respond well to professional whitening treatments benefit from dental veneers. Veneers are porcelain ceramic shells that are bonded to the front of the teeth. Because they are made of porcelain, our dental veneers reflect the light just like natural teeth.
Call Our Allentown Dental Office Today
Do you want a brighter smile? Contact Hamilton Dental Designs by calling 610-421-4540 if you are a new patient and 610-351-2200 if you are a current patient. You may also schedule a dental consultation with Dr. Gil on our website.