Cosmetic dental treatments have been revolutionized in the recent past. Dental health care professionals have been able to treat hard, resistant stain marks and discolorations which were considered permanent in the past. Prominent scar marks and discolorations involving the visible tooth surfaces are a continuous source of embarrassment.
These conditions especially affect celebrities, females, students and presenters. People refrain from opening mouth and smiling in public owing to stained teeth. They follow vigorous tooth brushing habits and use harmful abrasive over the counter teeth whitening products leading to further deterioration of dental health and cosmetic condition in the long run.
Albuquerque New Mexico 24 hours emergency specialist cosmetic & restorative dentist Dr William C Gardner at NM Family and Cosmetic Dentistry PC offers safe and state of the art innovative treatment options for the enhancement of your smile and facial profile.
Q. WHY TEETH BECOME DISCOLORED AND STAINED?
A. Poor oral hygiene conditions are among the most prevalent causes of unsightly appearance of teeth. Teeth covered with dental plaque and tartar deposits become worse on excessive intake of tea, coffee, red wine and colored beverages. Tobacco chewing and cigarette smoking further deteriorate the appearance of your teeth due to high carbon content which blackens your teeth. However, these external surface stains need simple scaling and polishing treatment procedures for their complete removal.
Q. WHY INTERNAL TOOT SURFACE STAINS ARE DIFFICULT TO REMOVE?
A. Developmental conditions such as amelogenesis imperfecta and dentinogenesis imperfecta are genetic in origin and are transferred from parents to children. These cause discolored teeth which cannot be treated through simple scaling and polishing procedures. Similarly, if fluoride content in the area water supply exceeds above the recommended limit or your child has chronic habit of eating tooth paste, whitish to dark brown tooth stains can develop incorporated deep down teeth. Excessive use of certain antibiotics during pregnancy can result in darkening of your infant’s teeth. These harder internal tooth stains need special cosmetic treatment options.
Q. WHAT ARE VARIOUS TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR HARD TOOTH STAINS?
A. These internal hard tooth surface stains are resistant to simple cleaning and polishing of teeth. Various treatment options used traditionally are,
• All porcelain dental crowns,
• Metal ceramic crowns,
• Dental composite veneers,
• Dental ceramic veneers,
• Bleaching of teeth,
• Mega-abrasion of teeth,
• Micro-abrasion of teeth.
These management options provide good long term results but require aggressive removal of outermost enamel layer of your teeth. This enamel layer provides the most necessary protection to underneath dentin and dental pulp tissues. Loss of enamel layer may lead to sensitivity, discomfort and pain.
Q. WHAT IS LESION INFILTRATION TECHNIQUE?
A. This technique provides most safe and minimally invasive management of mild internal tooth discolorations without removal of precious tooth enamel layer. It involves application of mild potency of acid followed by placement of resin infiltration agent which will penetrate deeply within tooth to change the refractive index leading to masking of internal stains. This technique is beneficial in the following conditions,
• Small sized whitish tooth stains,
• Decalcified enamel surface following completion of braces treatment,
• Mild degrees of dental fluorosis,
• Developmental abnormalities of teeth,
• Hypoplastic teeth,
• Small carious lesions of teeth.
If you have cosmetic defects in your teeth making your smile less pleasant owing to decayed, missing, crowded, crooked, mal-aligned or mal-posed teeth, you can visit your 24 hours emergency Albuquerque New Mexico dentist Dr William C Gardner at NM Family and Cosmetic Dentistry PC who is available throughout day and night and focuses upon best solution for improving your dental and oral health conditions. You can visit any time through 24 hour call or text (505) 221-6436. For scheduling an appointment, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 505-828-2669.