Do you have yellow, brown, stained, or otherwise discolored teeth? Plano cosmetic dentist Dr. Mark Sowell offers a variety of quick and affordable solutions for yellow teeth and stained teeth.
Treatment Options for Stained Teeth
There are many possible reasons why a person can have yellow teeth. Foods such as coffee, tea, red wine, smoking, and even prescription medications can stain your teeth over time. Rigorous tooth brushing and a great oral hygiene routine will keep your teeth healthy, but they can’t fight the dimming effects of repeated exposure to staining elements. Even over-the-counter bleaching systems can only do so much.
To really turn back the clock, you should visit our certified cosmetic dentist. The following are cosmetic and restorative treatments that we can provide to fix your tooth stains.
Professional Tooth Whitening
Using an over-the-counter whitening system is like trying to get a spaghetti stain out of a white tablecloth using nothing but a whitening laundry detergent. What you really need to do is give it a nice long soak in fabric bleach. Professional tooth whitening can take those tough surface stains off your teeth in just a few sessions. But what if you don’t have the time for a prolonged treatment? Dr. Mark Sowell knows how full your schedule can be, so he offers his patients a one-hour professional teeth whitening treatment.
In just one hour, you can literally turn up the wattage of your smile with the Zoom Advanced Power whitening solution at our dental office. With Philips Zoom! Teeth Whitening, you can brighten your teeth by up to eight full shades in just one hour.
The Zoom Advanced Power whitening treatment works for our patients with superficial tooth staining on natural teeth. However, no whitening treatment can change the color of artificial dental structures such as crowns, bridges, and fillings.
Discoloration due to tooth trauma, damage, or aging requires a different solution. For our patients with these issues, porcelain veneers may be just what they need. These custom-colored, super fine porcelain shells actually cover your teeth with a brand new surface. The permanent treatment will look and feel incredibly like your original tooth enamel. Using dental impressions, we fully customize them for a precise fit on each tooth. To learn about what our porcelain veneers can do for you, see Porcelain veneers.
Cosmetic Tooth Bonding
We use dental bonding, a biocompatible composite resin, to provide an economical cosmetic treatment option. It is best for patients who do not want to commit to permanent porcelain veneers yet. The procedure is simple. Dr. Sowell will directly place the bonding on the tooth and sculpt it into the shape of the tooth. Then he will harden the bond using a special UV light. To learn about our dental bonding service, see Cosmetic bonding.
We can use dental crowns to fix stained teeth as well as damaged, cracked, and chipped teeth. A dental crown can help repair a stained tooth by completely covering the tooth with an artificial porcelain material. Dr. Sowell shapes, colors, and polishes the custom crown to match your real teeth, thereby providing a permanent solution for the discoloration. Best of all, the crown also helps protect the tooth from further physical damage and decay. To learn about getting a custom dental crown from our office, see Dental crowns.
Schedule a Cosmetic Consultation Today
Dr. Sowell’s solutions include the latest ZOOM!® teeth-whitening options, as well as cosmetic bonding, porcelain veneers (for front teeth), and dental crowns. He and his dental care team can help you eliminate those yellow teeth or stained teeth safely and affordably in Plano, Dallas, Frisco, and Southlake County. To find out which solution is best for you, request a free consultation on tooth whitening with Dr. Mark Sowell today.