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Teeth bleaching might not fix all forms of teeth discolorations. Before you attempt bleaching your teeth, you should consult Dr. Corey Stein of Wall Family Dental, in Wall, NJ, to see if it's right for you.
You Might Need to Change Your Lifestyle
If you need several coffee doses daily to function, then you might begin to see its effects on your teeth soon enough. Following your teeth whitening procedure, you might need to cut down on food and drinks that stain your teeth such as wine and coffee.
If you must take these beverages, you'll need a straw to keep them from getting on your teeth. Rinsing your mouth with water afterward also helps prevent the stains from penetrating your enamel.
Cigarettes also impact your teeth color significantly and you would need to quit if you want your results to last longer.
If you're willing to make these lifestyle changes, teeth bleaching might be right for you.
Cause of Your Teeth Discoloration
The cause of your teeth discoloration determines how well it responds to your teeth bleaching attempts.
Extrinsic stains from food and drinks often respond positively to teeth whitening. However, some teeth stains that develop during teeth development such as due to antibiotics exposure in childhood might not respond as well to teeth bleaching.
Yellow and brown teeth stains generally show better results than grey and black stains. However, you would need to let Dr. Stein assess your teeth stains first before making your decision.
Underlying Teeth Conditions
Tartar build-up, cavities, and tooth decay can cause your tooth to change color. Therefore, before your dentist would proceed with your tooth whitening, he would first need to handle the cause.
If you've replaced your natural teeth with dental implants, crowns, bridges, or dentures, they might not be eligible for teeth bleaching. That's because these teeth replacement options have a different composition from natural teeth.
Usually, after teeth bleaching, your newly whitened natural teeth might shine brighter than your tooth restorations. You might need to upgrade your tooth replacements to match your new natural teeth color.
The Final Decision
Ultimately, the decision to bleach your teeth in Wall, NJ, rests with you after consulting Dr. Stein of Wall Family Dental. Your dentist will proceed to send you home with a custom-made teeth whitening kit to begin your teeth bleaching journey.
Call (732) 449-5512 to book an appointment with Dr. Stein of Wall Family Dental, in Wall, NJ, today for your teeth bleaching.
Teeth that have been damaged or worn down can develop tooth sensitivity, pain, or discomfort. As a result, biting into and chewing food can be difficult and painful. This can lead a person to avoid using those teeth when eating, which places more strain on the surrounding teeth. With dental crowns, you can get your damaged teeth back on track. At Wall Family Dental, Dr. Joseph Pollak is your Wall, NJ, dentist for dental crowns.
What are Crowns?
Crowns are protective covers or caps placed over damaged or weak teeth to prevent further damage. Crowns strengthen and restore damaged teeth by giving them a strong, new exterior. With crowns, damaged teeth can bite and chew food again without pain or sensitivity. In addition to getting damaged teeth back on track, crowns can also be used to improve the appearance of teeth with cosmetic concerns, such as stains or discolorations.
Each crown is custom created to perfectly fit over a specific tooth. The size, shape, and color of each crown can be customized. When your custom crowns are ready, they are placed over the corresponding teeth and are cemented in place. Once in place, a crown completely encapsulates the flawed or damaged tooth, protecting it from further damage. Your Wall, NJ, dentist can determine if a crown is the best option for restoring your damaged tooth.
How Crowns Help
Dental crowns can help in several ways, from getting your damaged teeth back on track to concealing flaws. Crowns help problem teeth in the following ways:
- Protect damaged teeth
- Strengthen weak teeth
- Restore biting and chewing functions
- Alleviate excess strain on surrounding teeth
- Alleviate tooth pain, discomfort, and sensitivity
- Conceal cosmetic flaws, such as chips, stains, or cracks
Get your damaged teeth back on track with dental crowns and experience relief from tooth sensitivity, pain, and discomfort. To find out if crowns are right for you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Pollak, your dentist Wall, NJ, by calling Wall Family Dental at (732) 449-5512.