Dr. Sara Gotwalt treats discolored teeth in her Lititz, PA dental office. Teeth can be stained intrinsically or extrinsically. Intrinsic stains are stains that are caused within the tooth or inner layer, called dentin. This type of staining can also be caused by an injury to the tooth. Extrinsic staining is caused by outside factors like certain foods and drinks as well as tobacco use. Professional teeth whitening treatment is the best option for extrinsic staining, while veneers, tooth crowns, and dental bonding can treat intrinsic stains.
How to Reverse Tooth Discoloration
We can help patients treat yellowed, discolored, and stained teeth with these treatment options:
- Tooth Bonding: Dental bonding is a cosmetic dental treatment that uses a biocompatible material that is shaped and cured onto the tooth enamel. This economical treatment may be color-matched to natural teeth or brightened by multiple shades to make the enamel look whiter.
- Porcelain Veneers: Dental veneers act similarly to tooth bonding but use shells of porcelain ceramic to cover the front of teeth. Veneers are a permanent and stain-resistant restoration that conforms to the enamel and does not feel bulky in the mouth. Porcelain veneers are recommended for the front teeth to brighten the smile.
- Dental Crowns: Tooth crowns fully cover the teeth. They are also a great option for patients who want to address tooth fractures that have discolored the tooth enamel. In addition, tooth crowns provide strength and durability to the enamel.
- Teeth Whitening: Professional teeth whitening is the best option for cosmetic extrinsic stains. Dr. Gotwalt offers KoR whitening, which is a whitening solution that combines in-office and take-home treatment. She also offers Opalescence take-home whitening for patients who want to brighten their smiles in the comfort of their own homes.
Request a Dental Consultation
Do you want a brighter and healthier-looking smile? Call Dr. Gotwalt for teeth whitening treatment at 717-627-6980. You may also schedule a dental appointment with Dr. Gotwalt online. If you want to discuss your options for whitening treatment, or have any remaining questions, please let Dr. Gotwalt know at your next consultation. She will be happy to help.