Tooth Discoloration

What Causes Tooth Discoloration?

dark1Teeth 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.

What Can Be Done About Tooth Discoloration?

The four most common remedies for tooth discoloration are:

  • Bleaching
  • Bonding
  • Veneers
  • Caps (Crowns)

Each patient must be evaluated individually, so contact us to set up a consultation. Your dentist will discuss the appropriate options with you for your particular case.