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Correct Intrinsic and Extrinsic Stains

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The existence of bright, ivory teeth in a stunning smile cannot be overstated. You may notice that your smile isn’t as bright as it should be because your teeth are discolored and dull. Based on experts specialized in cosmetic dentistry in Midtown Manhattan, healthy living and diet are factors that influence the shade of your teeth.  

With up-to-date dental advancements, you don’t have to live with discolored or stained teeth anymore. To brighten your teeth and enhance your smile, dental professionals offer veneers and teeth-bleaching procedures.  

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Intrinsic Teeth Stains 

Teeth stains beneath the surface of the enamel cause this type of dental discoloration. But there are instances when extrinsic stains are caused by particles or pigments that break through the layer of your tooth’s enamel. Intrinsic stains can also be caused by:  

  • Trauma or dental injury    
  • Certain medications  
  • Excessive fluoride use  

Dental stains like this are more difficult to remove than external stains. Brushing and cleaning are never enough to eradicate them totally. If you have intrinsic teeth stains, you should visit a dental professional for treatment. Teeth whitening, whether done at home or in the office, as well as other procedures like veneers, may also be a good solution.  

Extrinsic Stains  

The most prevalent kind of teeth stain is extrinsic stain, which is often called surface discoloration. Extrinsic stains are formed by whatever you put in your mouth that stains the teeth’s outer enamel. These may be due to the following: 

  • Tobacco products (smoking or chewing) 
  • Tomato Sauce  
  • Curry 
  • Balsamic vinegar 
  • Deep-hue berries (blueberries, cranberries, raspberries, blackberries) 
  • Red wine 
  • Dark soda 
  • Tea 
  • Coffee  

Treatment of Intrinsic Stains 

When it comes to intrinsic stains, teeth whitening techniques generally fall short. As a result, treating intrinsic stains can be time-consuming and more complex. Chronic pigmentation remedies are typically beneficial to patients with inherent discoloration.  

Treatment of Extrinsic Stains 

Another solution is veneers. They can be used to repair missing or cracked enamel that has been poorly stained. Depending on the extent of tooth decay, the damaged tooth structure must be cleansed and then replaced with a porcelain crown, porcelain veneer, or dental filling. Some individuals with chronic tooth decay or significant tooth injuries will require dental implants to achieve the smile you desire.  

Extrinsic stains cause tooth discoloration that can be efficiently remedied with teeth whitening treatments. The standard method of teeth whitening used is tray bleaching. You put on form-fitting trays filled with a bleaching liquid for two to six hours per day for two weeks. Most cosmetic dentists recommend in-office teeth whitening for individuals who want to whiten their teeth quickly and effectively.   

Dental Veneers 

These are thin shells of porcelain that cover the front. Dental veneers are a fantastic option for those who have stains those whitening treatments can’t remove or who have additional dental flaws that need to be addressed. These tooth-colored porcelain shells fully cover the front of your teeth, hiding the stains and other concerns such as gaps, chips, and cracks.  

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Other Treatments Included in Cosmetic Dentistry in Midtown Manhattan 

Cosmetic dentistry includes dental implants, fillings, and veneers. All of these are effective treatments for brightening your smile. If you want a whiter, brighter smile, call or book online with our friendly office attendants at Coliseum Dental to make an appointment.