There are several things that can stain the teeth. Surface stains, such as those caused by foods and beverages, are typically easy to remove with topical teeth whitening. Some of these, including Zoom!®, our in-office teeth whitening option, utilize ultraviolet light to address deeper and darker stains as well, but not all staining will respond to topical solutions.
Intrinsic tooth discoloration (staining underneath your enamel) does not typically respond to topical teeth whitening. In some cases, whitening the outer enamel will actually exacerbate deep discoloration, serving to further detract from the smile. In these cases, a more advanced cosmetic solution is needed – and porcelain veneers often provide the best results.
Why Choose Porcelain Veneers for Tooth Stains?
Porcelain veneers are used to address both minor and more pronounced cosmetic imperfections. Placed over the front of teeth that require treatment, dental veneers can be used to improve the strength and appearance of teeth that are:
- Crooked or gapped
- Unusually sized or shaped
- Chipped or cracked
Because they are placed over the top of the teeth, porcelain veneers are also incredibly effective at treating severe tooth stains – even those caused by medications, fluorosis, and long-term tobacco use – and, when cared for properly, can continue to produce results for several years to come.
Unlike topical whitening that will need to be touched up every few months, dental veneers are stain-resistant, enabling them to retain their bright appearance much longer than other options. What’s more, porcelain veneers are durable, natural-looking, and easy to care for, making them one of the most attractive cosmetic dentistry options available.
At War Dental, your porcelain veneers will be crafted to fit perfectly into your smile. Depending on your needs, we can combine veneers with other services to help ensure each tooth in your mouth looks its absolute best. During your initial consultation, we will listen carefully to all of your concerns, discuss various treatment options, and guide you toward the most effective solution for your needs.
Please call Warr Dental at 801-355-5385 to schedule a consultation today. Our award-winning dental practice is located in Salt Lake City. We welcome dental veneer patients from all nearby areas of Utah.