Tetracycline is an antibiotic that kills many types of bacteria in the body. Tetracycline is most commonly used to treat urinary tract infections, genital infections, acne, skin infections, and infections that cause stomach ulcers. This drug can cause many side affects including gray colored or gray-stripped teeth.
The gray stains caused by Tetracycline penetrate deep into the tooth enamel and into the dentine below the enamel. These deep stains need an experienced Las Vegas cosmetic dentist to reduce their appearance and restore the natural color of the teeth.
Treatments to Remove Tetracycline Stains
Tetracycline stains can be very difficult to remove and, depending on the deepness of the stain, may not respond to some treatments. There are a few cosmetic dentistry treatments to correct these stains.
These treatments include:
Mild Tetracycline stains can be treated with tooth whitening treatments and be significantly reduced in a few office visits. Other stains will need porcelain veneers to restore the natural beauty of the teeth. Several cosmetic dentistry treatments can be combined to create a smile makeover for the best results of treating dental problems like Tetracycline stains.
For more information on tetracycline stains, call your Summerlin dental professional today at (702) 331-4700 or Click Here for an appointment.