4 Solutions For Dental Discoloration

Teeth stains can be embarrassing! However, instead of hiding your smile or trying your luck at less-than-stellar OTC (over-the-counter) options, why not talk to your Gary, IN, dentist? We have a variety of cosmetic options and designed to remove and mask stains, helping our patients enjoy brighter smiles and results that last.

Removing Your Teeth Stains

  1. In-Office Teeth Whitening: Our in-office procedure provides results in as little as one to two hours, which is great if your need results fast. We place a protective covering over the lips and gums, and then apply the bleaching gel. A light activates the gel, which breaks up the stains. You then leave the office with a noticeably brighter smile. A perfect choice if you have a date or job interview on the horizon.
  2. At-Home Teeth Whitening: For those that prefer a system they can use from home, and that have more substantial cases of discoloration, we may suggest our at-home option. We create a set of trays and send them home with the patient, along with a bleaching gel. Each day, the tray is filled with gel and worn for 30 to 45 minutes. The gel is evenly spread over the teeth to break up teeth stains, offering a smile brightened by several shades in one to two weeks. Treatment is also designed to limit tooth sensitivity.
  3. Porcelain Veneers: Occasionally, you may develop stains that form beneath the enamel. Known as intrinsic stains, these are difficult to remove. In addition, you may have other cosmetic issues with the shape of your teeth. By placing veneers, thin shells of porcelain that cover the front and sides of the teeth, we completely transform a tooth’s appearance in just two visits. We also have the option of repairing minor damage, correcting the appearance of minor misalignment, and addressing other cosmetic and restorative concerns, all at the same time.
  4. Dental Bonding: For a more cost-effective alternative to veneers, we may suggest dental bonding. With bonding, we mask dental discoloration in one visit. Treatment also helps repair chipped teeth and close gaps between teeth. We may combine this with veneers for those with severe discoloration. If you have any questions about addressing discoloration, or about our unique cosmetic treatment options, then please contact our team today. We can perform a thorough examination to see which options will benefit your smile.

Do You Have Stained Teeth?

If you have dental discoloration, then we have whitening options to remove or mask stains. To schedule an appointment to discuss our cosmetic and restorative dental care options, contact Healthy Smiles in Gary, IN, by calling 219-938-2637, or by emailing our office at info@healthysmilesnwi.com. We also proudly serve the residents of Gary, Miller, Miller Beach, and all surrounding communities.