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Can Whitening Help with Heavily Stained Teeth?

Your smile should be one filled with joy and confidence. Yet, for many of us, ageing, lifestyle choices, medication, and even genetics can play a role in turning our illustrious pearly whites into a dull version of their former glory.

If your teeth have lost their brilliant white shine and are causing you to be self-conscious when smiling, it might be time to look at solutions.

But can whitening really help with heavily stained teeth? Read on to find out if teeth bleaching is the right solution for you.

Teeth Whitening Service / Teeth Bleaching

Professional teeth whitening services utilise cutting edge technology, combined with expert application and unique solutions to turn back the clock on tooth stains.

In fact, solutions such as Phillips Zoom whitening treatments can brighten up teeth by making them up to six shades whiter in just about one hour’s time. Best of all, teeth bleaching, under the watchful care of a trained dentist, effectively removes staining without damaging or weakening your tooth’s natural protective enamel coating.

However, in some cases, not even teeth whitening services can remove deep-rooted stains. So what other options are there?

Porcelain or Composite Veneers

When teeth bleaching just won’t get the job done, many patients in Ivanhoe turn to veneers as a safe, affordable and reliable way to transform their smile into something they’ll be proud to show off.

How Can Veneers Help with Severely Stained Teeth?

In cases when stain removal isn’t an option, the next best thing is to cover them up. Veneers are custom made thin covers that adhere to your natural teeth. Designed to form-fit over your existing teeth, veneers can be customised to the exact shape, style and shade you’d like.

Veneers can be made from porcelain or composite materials, each with its own unique set of pros and cons that you can discuss with your cosmetic dentist. Once you decide, a mould will be taken of your mouth and veneers made to your exact specifications. Once ready, veneers are bonded to your teeth, making them a semi-permanent fixture in your mouth and instantly turning your stained smile into one you will love to show off.

Crowns for Severely Stained and damaged Teeth

In other cases, you may have a couple of teeth that have become heavily stained. When a single tooth needs to be addressed, a crown may offer a reliable solution. Similar to a veneer, a crown (or cap) is placed over your existing tooth, thus restoring its form and aesthetics.

Which is Right for You: Teeth Whitening, Veneers or Crowns?

Only you and the experienced dental team at Dentists of Ivanhoe can make that call together. We believe you deserve a smile you’ll love, and we’ll do everything we can to help you make that dream a reality.

Call or message today to set up an appointment where we can discuss your goals and options for transforming your smile into one you’ll be excited to show off.