When you think of a healthy smile, what comes to mind? Chances are, you picture bright, white rows of teeth. When the teeth are darker, they look unhealthy and unattractive. They can even make a patient look older.
There are many factors that can cause one’s teeth to darken over time. The normal “wear and tear” of simply eating and drinking can take its toll on the overall look of your teeth. However, this is not something that you have to live with forever.
Technology has improved over the years and there are a number of solutions that Advanced Cosmetic & Family Dentistry can provide for you. Dr. Silverman is always up-to-date on the latest methods that can assist his patients in achieving the smile that you’ve always wanted!
Read on to find out more about what causes and treatments can be used to help!
What Causes Dark Teeth?
In many cases, dark teeth are the result of years of stains and discolorations. The foods we eat, beverages we drink, and substances we expose our teeth to are sure to have an effect over time.
A dark tooth could also signal a “dead tooth,” meaning the tooth has sustained an injury. Much like a bruise, a badly injured tooth darkens. If a tooth is “dead,” the nerve inside it has died. It is extremely important to treat a dead tooth because it is very vulnerable to infection, which can spread to the bones and tissues surrounding the tooth and even to other parts of the body.
Treating Dark Teeth
Teeth whitening is one of the easiest ways to improve a smile. In just one office visit, you can significantly whiten your teeth and leave with a beautiful grin.
For some patients, the best way to hide dark teeth is with dental veneers. Our office provides veneers made of beautiful, natural-looking porcelain to help patients achieve their dream smiles.
If a tooth is dark because it is dead, it will likely either need to be extracted or it will require root canal therapy to remove the nerve and damaged pulp. In some cases, a dead tooth can be lightened using a whitening procedure. Patients may also benefit from the use of a cap or veneer to disguise a dead tooth after it has been treated.
Dr. Silverman and the staff at Advanced Cosmetic & Family Dentistry will walk you through the best options for you during your consultation. A proper consultation will provide you with the environment wherein you can discuss different things that could have contributed to the overall change and darkening of your teeth.
By narrowing down the potential causes, a treatment can be decided upon.
When it comes to dental care, there is no one plan that works for everyone because everyone’s experience is unique to themselves!
Give our office a call so that we can schedule an appointment for you to come in and walk through the best treatment options for you and your mouth. You’ll be smiling more confidently in no time!
Posted by Advanced Cosmetic and Family Dentistry
4205 North Point Parkway, Building D, Alpharetta, GA 30022
Phone: (678) 551-6864