Stained teeth can make your smile look extremely unattractive. If your teeth are discoloured, your appearance suffers greatly, as this problem can instantly add years to your overall countenance because darkened teeth are commonly seen in older individuals. Teeth stains can be caused by different factors, including: regular consumption of teeth-staining beverages such as wine, tea, or coffee; tooth decay or a damaged tooth; and smoking or using of tobacco products. Avoiding the things that cause teeth discolouration can keep your smile bright.
However, if you already have stained teeth, you can turn to cosmetic dentistry treatments to bring back the brightness of your smile. Teeth whitening treatments remove the stains on the surface of your teeth to bring back the natural whiteness. In-office teeth whitening, or those that are done in the dental clinic, provide faster whitening results compared to take-home teeth whitening kits. Teeth can also be whitened by more shades through in-office treatments, whereas whitening at home generally only results to a few shades’ improvement.
Veneers can also be used to address teeth staining problems. The cosmetic dentistry porcelain veneers may be used when teeth whitening does not successfully remove stains from the teeth. The porcelain caps are placed on the front portion of the affected teeth to cover stains and discolouration, restoring the normal appearance of the smile.