There are numerous cosmetic dentistry options available to address stained or discolored teeth. Teeth whitening, bonding, veneers, and dental crowns, and the one we recommend depends on the type of stain: extrinsic or intrinsic.
Extrinsic vs. Intrinsic Stains on Teeth
Extrinsic stains are those that only affect the outer layer of tooth enamel. These stains occur due to factors such as using tobacco products and consuming staining foods and beverages.
Most extrinsic stains respond to whitening, and we offer KöR teeth whitening at our Needville dental office. KöR gets rid of brown stains from smoking and yellow or discolored teeth due to the foods and drinks you consume.
Intrinsic stains are located within the tooth and typically can’t be lifted with teeth whitening products. You may have intrinsic discoloration due to dental trauma, tooth decay, or certain medications.
Instead of whitening, for intrinsic stains, we suggest procedures like dental bonding, veneers, or dental crowns that conceal the discoloration, which we choose depending on the tooth's location and the degree of staining we need to address.
Do You Have Stained or Discolored Teeth?
Dr. Jennifer Kunkel and Dr. Kathryn Davis would be happy to meet with you to determine which treatment would be most effective for you. Please call our Needville, TX dental office to schedule an appointment.