My dentist said teeth whitening can take care of my tetracycline stains. I was so excited to get the whitening done, but you can still see the stains. Why didn’t it work?
Cynthia S. – Portland, OR
Tetracycline stains are some of the toughest to deal with. Some of the stains can be so dark that even teeth whitening won’t deal with them.
If you have an expert cosmetic dentist in your area, preferably someone AACD accredited, I recommend you get porcelain veneers.
Don’t just let any old family dentist or even one who calls himself or herself a cosmetic dentist do this. This is an difficult type of case to treat. Without the expertise, they will either get the veneers too opaque in an attempt to cover the stains or not opaque enough and the stains will show through.
You want the stains covered while having a natural translucency.
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