Tetracycline Stains and Solutions For Creating a Whiter Smile in Calgary

Tetracycline is a broad spectrum antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections.  If tetracycline is taken during pregnancy – or given to children when they are young – teeth are still forming and the tetracycline is able to deposit in the dentin and enamel of the teeth, resulting in dark greyish brown staining that is permanent.

Conventional teeth whitening does not completely lighten tetracycline staining as the stain is too deep in the tooth for the bleach to have any real effect.  The deeper the staining goes, the darker it gets, which makes it challenging to treat.

Dr. Andy Hoe of Bite Dental is familiar with treating tetracycline stained teeth along with other imperfections like fluorosis (the mottled staining that results from being exposed to too much fluoride) and teeth that are stained due to taking certain medications for a long period of time. This South Calgary dentist, located in Shawnessy, understands that living with teeth that are stained can be traumatic, especially for teenagers who are trying hard to build self-esteem.  Not showing teeth in a smile, and being self-conscious when speaking and laughing, is what often occurs when people don’t think they have an attractive smile. But there are amazing solutions available and Dr. Hoe and his staff at Bite Dental welcome your inquiries regarding addressing stained teeth.

Dr. Hoe is experienced in treating tooth staining and has achieved great results by placing veneers over the stained teeth.  Veneers are thin porcelain coverings that are placed over the front surface of teeth. They are a conservative way to restore teeth, as hardly any of the natural tooth structure has to be removed. Dr. Hoe also pays attention to the custom staining of the new veneers, making sure there is a combination of translucency and opacity to ensure the end result is a beautiful natural smile with no evidence of the original stained teeth.

This Shawnessy Dentist uses Cerec technology, from Sirona, to create beautiful veneers and crowns – in just on visitCerec  ‘One Appointment Crowns’ or ‘Same Day Veneers’ are enabling patients to move forward with treatment they’ve been putting off for years.  Though you save on time – there is no saving on quality when it comes to getting a new Cerec Crown or Veneer.  This technology is used by dentists around the world and has been continually improved over the past 25 years.

Contact Bite Dental today to discover how your stained teeth can be transformed – in just one appointment. 403.201.2483

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