Discolored and stained teeth can lend a more aged appearance and be the cause of embarrassment for many patients. Cosmetic and restorative dentist Dr. Bard Levey offers a range of treatment options to brighten your smile and restore a more youthful look with teeth whitening. The professional products we offer will provide results that are safer and superior to over the counter options.
Common Reasons for Discolored Teeth
There are a range of reasons for discoloration and staining of the teeth. Dr. Levey will perform a thorough exam to assess your dental health, discuss your cosmetic goals and determine the most effective treatment option for your unique needs. Your recommended treatment will depend on the cause of your tooth staining and your desired result.
- Medical conditions
- Certain medications, such as tetracycline
- Smoking and tobacco use
- Dark beverages and foods such as wine, tea and coffee
Treatment Options for Discolored Teeth
For patients with otherwise healthy teeth, Zoom teeth whitening can remove stains from common lifestyle habits and the natural darkening that occurs with aging. Dr. Levey offers in office treatment options that can provide dramatic results for most patients with little to no side effects such as increased sensitivity.
Dr. Levey also offers a customized take home option for a more gradual result or after your in office teeth whitening treatment to maximize results.
If it is determined that a tooth whitening treatment is not an option for your specific type of tooth discoloration or cosmetic needs, Dr. Levey may recommend a cosmetic dental procedure that can provide more permanent results:
Tooth bonding: for white spots that are often difficult to treat, a cosmetic tooth bonding may be used to resurface the tooth and provide an even color tone.
Dental veneers: using high quality porcelain or minimal prep veneers, Dr. Levey can often provide a lasting smile makeover in as few as two visits to our Croton On Hudson dentist office.
Dental crowns: for a single stained tooth, a CEREC dental crown can be color matched to your remaining teeth for an aesthetic result that is complete in one visit.