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Trending ways to cope-up with Teeth Stain

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If you have stains on your teeth or your teeth discoloured. Chances are that you have already gone to fantastic lengths to try to solve the teeth stain problem. They may firstly not work well enough. And second, their failure may have convinced you that some dental problems are too permanent to be cured.   Yellow teeth are not aesthetically appealing, so know your options now.

Why suffer socially and psychologically with a discoloured or yellow teeth smile? You can do something about it now!

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Cope-up with a Teeth Stain

Why do Teeth stain or get discoloured? 

If your teeth stain or become discoloured, they probably do it in one of three separate ways. One type of surface stain actually trapped into the tooth structure because of micro-cracks. These usually caused by either chewing on ice or other hard objects. They are so small they may go unnoticed until they become stained, usually from food or smoking. Best advice is never chew on ice! These should go away either with bleaching or bonding. 

A second class of stains caused by calculus, or tartar, and soft deposits on the teeth. These appear as dark areas around the gum line, most often on the lower front teeth. Often bacterial in origin, these stains may be the result of ineffective oral hygiene. But whatever their cause successful treatment is available. It consists of frequent stain removal through dental scaling and polishing.  

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The third class includes teeth stain that unfortunately incorporated into basic tooth structure. Through faulty hardening of the tooth before birth or the interruption of normal enamel formation by medication or disease. The bad news is that no matter how much you scrub your teeth, these stains permanently locked in. The good news is that, because of recent breakthroughs in cosmetic dentistry; dentists can now, restore your discoloured teeth in one day. With true beauty, lustre, and natural appearance with a minimum of time and discomfort and at little cost to you. The usual time frame for crowning is 1 working day. 

Some case studies that you would relate to:   

Scenario 1: Due to non-replacement of a defective filling, the fillings become a source of bacterial plaque accumulation. It noteworthy in this stage the gums also become red and reduce in size. In such cases either replacement of the filling or in extreme cases even a full crown may required. Any such procedure can be finished on the same day itself. 

In case of long standing discolored, decayed, and chipped teeth a professional cleaning recommended. And then restoring the tooth with core build up or composites. After the core build up final reshaping of the tooth done. Then plaque resistance polymer crowns can fixed to obtain a beautiful look.  

Polishing & bleaching

Polishing is the simplest method and will take care of some food stains, the origin of which most often attributed to drinking coffee or tea. However, excessive hello stains or discoloured teeth from coffee, tea, or smoking may not be so easily removed. Tetracycline stains, fluoride stains, and stains that result from actual damage to the tooth not removed by polishing, but they may treated by another alternative. This reduces the yellow look on teeth.

Scenario 2: The stains caused by tea or coffee consumption may not go despite frequent cleaning. As these stains tend to return rapidly.  

In such cases it recommended. That a professional cleaning and a bonding agent used to reduce the porosity of the teeth. Also, reduction in the habit is advisable. The life cycle of the bonding agent, around 6 months and thereafter the process repeated. If an individual is looking for a long-term solution then alternates such as crowns and veneers are available.  

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Composite contouring & bonding  

Bonding basically involves adding a plastic material to the existing tooth to simply cover the stain. The composite resin bonding technique has used more and more often during the last twenty years. Bonding is not always a cure-all for problem stains. A longer-lasting solution is crowning, which requires taking away some of the tooth that can’t be replaced, and then covering what remains with a custom-made tooth.  

Scenario 3: In cases where the teeth crowded, misshaped or misaligned, crowning may be required.  In such cases the teeth enamel reduced and the tooth reshaped along with de-sensitization. Then the measurements taken and your final teeth caps made in the laboratory.  

Use of the high impact polymers have a distinct advantage of been shock absorbable (SAPTeeth) along with plaque retention free. They have a higher strength that the natural tooth and hence increase the life of the tooth as well.  


Conclusion to yellow teeth stains

With each alternative treatment for stains there are advantages and disadvantages. As you will see, costs, treatment time, and life expectancy vary with each procedure. There are many options available to you to correct the problem of stained teeth and to give you a natural, pleasant-looking smile. 

Royal Dental Clinics, Mumbai, has separate waiting rooms, resting areas, consulting rooms and treatment rooms for every patient. Utmost care and comfort is provided to patients and relatives by every staff keeping in mind the safety parameters during this pandemic. To know more, visit www.royalimplant.com

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  1. Royal Dental Clinics, Mumbai, has separate waiting rooms, resting areas, consulting rooms and treatment rooms for every patient. Utmost care and comfort is provided to patients and relatives by every staff keeping in mind the safety parameters during this pandemic.

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