Is it always a good idea to address dental discoloration through teeth whitening treatment? It may seem like an obvious recommendation, but it is not always the correct one. In some cases, we may need to find a way to treat problems with intrinsic discoloration, an issue within the tooth structure that hurts the color of your smile. For a problem like this, we can recommend that you undergo care with porcelain veneers. These custom shells cover the front surfaces of teeth, which leads to improvements in tooth shape, size, and color. Our Shrewsbury/Grafton, MA dentist’s office can evaluate you and make a recommendation for cosmetic work based on both your desired changes and the current issues that affect you.
Why Should You Use Veneers To Treat Discoloration?
Discoloration often occurs when enamel stains accumulate, with additional stains causing increasing concerns about your appearance. What you might not realize is that your own issues with discolored teeth can stem from a different problem. Intrinsic discoloration refers to any problem that affects the structure of your tooth in a way that makes your smile appear less white. This can be a problem because you have taken certain medications, because you have experienced a dental injury, or due to gradual enamel erosion that reveals more of the dentin underneath. To address this problem, we can recommend veneers, which provide coverage that can hide blemishes and give you back your comfort with your smile!
Receiving Your Custom Veneers
Your porcelain veneers are placed after careful planning. During an initial appointment, we will both measure teeth carefully and modify them to make space for your restorations. These restorations are custom-made, which helps to ensure that they will fit properly, and to make sure they look natural and only provide positive smile changes. Once they are ready, you will return to have them permanently bonded to your teeth to hide blemishes, damages, and more!
Other Benefits To This Treatment Approach
Veneers can do more than just take on the problems with discoloration that are difficult to address through teeth whitening treatment. Their presence covers enamel damage like chips and cracks, and they can make positive changes to the shapes of teeth that affect the way you look. They can even cover up alignment issues by covering gaps and overlaps.
Talk To Your Shrewsbury/Grafton, MA Dentist About Veneers!
Intrinsic discoloration can make you unhappy with your smile, and it can prove frustrating to treat. Fortunately, there is something that you can do about this problem! With custom porcelain veneers, we can hide blemishes that draw unwanted attention. These restorations can also help you by improving the shape and size of teeth, and by hiding alignment flaws. For more information, please call Modern Dentistry Of Shrewsbury in the Shrewsbury/Grafton, MA area at (508) 842-8838.