Improving A Smile Affected By Intrinsic Discoloration

Intrinsic discoloration can be a particularly upsetting problem for patients. This condition refers to stains that develop internally, making them more difficult to treat. Store bought whitening agents can fail to help, and even a professional whitening treatment can fall short of your expectations. Fortunately, your dentist can help you find the appropriate cosmetic dental treatment to address intrinsic discoloration. In many cases, people with this problem can be helped with the placement of porcelain veneers. If your discoloration is the result of physical trauma, your tooth may be in need of restorative dental work.

Why Intrinsic Discoloration Can Be So Frustrating

Intrinsic discoloration can be frustrating because it can draw unwanted attention, and it can be difficult to address. Most people assume discoloration is the result of stains that form due to a buildup of particles in your enamel. This is a common issue, and it can be treated with a professional whitening treatment. If your dentist informs you that you are dealing with intrinsic discoloration, this approach may not be preferable. Fortunately, your dentist can recommend a cosmetic treatment that will be more effective.

What Happens After I Undergo Cosmetic Dental Work?

After undergoing cosmetic dental work, you can feel excited to show off your improved smile, but worried about how to best preserve your appearance. Your daily dental care is important after cosmetic work, just as it was important before. If you have porcelain veneers placed to deal with intrinsic discoloration, you may want to move to a non-abrasive toothpaste, but your overall routine should not be affected. Limiting products that can stain teeth is also important – your veneers can improve the color of your teeth, but they can become discolored if stains gather. Unfortunately, whitening agents are not effective at treating stains in porcelain veneers.

Talk To Independence Family And Cosmetic Dentistry About Addressing Intrinsic Discoloration

At Independence Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we are proud to offer help to patients looking to make positive changes to their appearance. We proudly help families from Independence, Lee’s Summit, Blue Springs, Kansas City, Grain Valley, Liberty, and surrounding areas. To schedule an appointment or to learn more about our services, call our dental office in Independence, MO, today at 816-350-0808.