Cosmetic Dentistry for Discolored Teeth

 



Discolored Teeth

Very few people have really white teeth and yellowish teeth are not  necessarily weak or unhealthy. The bulk of teeth are formed by dentine which is yellowish in color. This color can be seen through the relatively translucent enamel; and teeth darken naturally with age. If the discoloration is due to defective enamel or dentine it can be masked by a layer of tooth- colour filling or a veneer or crown of porcelain.  The Texas  City Dental in Texas City is conveniently located near t La Marque, Galveston, and Hitchcock area is conveniently located near to the HEB and ROSS market complex is the best  available for teeth cleaning and whitening .

If it is due to decay, an old dis-coloured filling, or the tooth being dead, then the underlying cause needs to be treated. For example, in the case of a dead tooth, root canal treatment may be needed. Tooth-colour restorations are fillings that match the color of the tooth. They will dis-colour over time and may need replacement.

Veneers 

Veneers are thin shells, or facings, made of porcelain or plastic material that are cemented onto the front of the teeth in order to improve the color or shape of the teeth. They can be thought of very much like artificial fingernails. When the teeth are dis-coloureor stained, veneers can greatly improve the shade and uniformity of the color. When the teeth are poorly shaped, e.g. if they are too narrow with gaps between the teeth, veneers can help to make the teeth look broader and to close the gaps.

A cheaper option is tooth- colour filling material; however veneers give much better color and smoothness. Veneers are made of porcelain or plastic so they can crack or chip, just like natural teeth. If cracks or chips occur, then the whole veneer will need to be replaced. 

To care for the veneer, brush and floss daily to ensure that the margins of the veneer are kept clean. Do not bite on hard foods that may crack the veneer. Go for regular dental check-ups so that any small defects or problems can be detected and treated quickly.

Crowns 

A crown is commonly called a cap. It may be thought of as a "cover" as it covers, or replaces, that part of the tooth seen in the mouth. A crown can be done for many reasons. Most often, it is done when a tooth is:

  •  badly decayed or chipped
  •  dis-coloured or misshaped

Crowns can be made of porcelain or metals, such as gold alloys or titanium. Special types of glass and plastics can also be used. Your dentist will choose the material best suited for you. Crowns need to be maintained so careful daily brushing and flossing are essential to keep the gums around the crown healthy. In addition, don't bite down on hard material such as ice or bones as this may chip the porcelain. Regular check-ups by your dentist are also necessary. 

 Call us at (409) 419-2222 or visit www.txcitydental.com to schedule your appointment.

Find us at:

3448 Palmer Hwy
Texas City TX
77590.

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