tooth discoloration

What Causes Tooth Discoloration?

Teeth become discolored for different reasons:

  • Drinking coffee, tea, or colas

  • Some antibiotics may darken developing teeth in children.

  • Aging - The dentin underneath the enamel of a tooth gradually darkens with age.

  • Use of tobacco products.

  • Accidents - If a tooth has been traumatized, sometimes the nerve will gradually "die", and the tooth becomes dark.

  • After Root Canal Therapy, a tooth will generally darken.

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What Can Be Done About Tooth Discoloration?

The four most common remedies for tooth discoloration are:

  • Bonding

  • Whitening

  • Veneers

  • Caps (Crowns)

Each patient must be evaluated individually, so Contact Us to set up a consultation. Dr. Ringland will discuss the appropriate options with you for your particular case.