How Can I Treat Tetracycline Stains on My Teeth?
When children’s developing teeth are exposed to tetracycline—a common antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections—the result can be gray, brown, and/or yellow stains that significantly impact the appearance of the smile in adulthood. While there are some types of strong professional bleaching systems that claim to be able to correct tetracycline discoloration, the reality is that teeth whitening results are limited in these cases.
For patients with this unique type of staining, Dr. Kosdon most often recommends porcelain veneers, a long-lasting, natural-looking option that can correct not just the color of teeth, but the size, shape, and alignment as well. Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic material that conceal the front side of each visible tooth to create a more ideal appearance.
On our sister website, Dr. Kosdon has included a full length blog article on exactly this topic. If you would like to learn more about how this type of treatment is completed, we encourage you to read more on our other blog.
If you would like to schedule a personal consultation to discuss how Dr. Kosdon can help you achieve a more beautiful smile, please contact our practice.