There are many reasons why a tooth may appear discoloured. The treatment and how the discolouration is managed will be dependent upon the severity, extent and cause of the problem.
Discolouration in a tooth may arise from within the tooth (intrinsic) or from outside the tooth (extrinsic). There are many different causes of tooth discolouration.
The Treatment and Management of Discoloured Teeth are dependent upon the exact nature of the discolouration. At Smile More Dental Care, we provide a full range of treatments that can address all causes of discolouration.
However, before any treatment plan can be created, it is imperative that our dentists’ diagnosis the exact cause of the discolouration.
The dentist will do this in various ways: a radiographic (x-ray) check, visual inspection and by using light refraction methods on the tooth.
Effects of discoloured teeth
Treatment to remove the cause of the staining and correct the teeth aesthetics can do wonders to restore the smile and self-esteem.
A person’s confidence can be negatively affected with either a discoloured tooth or several discoloured teeth.
Discolouration can be caused by an infection within a tooth which will need to be addressed first. The infection may spread and could cause an abscess underneath the tooth if left untreated. Find out more.
Discolouration due to plaque can lead to gum disease and dental decay. Therefore it is imperative that the patient has good oral hygiene and a good home regime to follow.
If a particular cause is going to damage the tooth further then intervention is necessary, however, if it is simply a matter of intrinsic staining then the cosmetic requirements of the patient become important.
Smile More Dental Care is here to provide you with advice or treatment if you’re concerned about discoloured teeth. Contact us on 02075861210 or visit us at our London clinic by booking an appointment with us.