Fluorosis is a dental condition that occurs when the teeth have been too exposed to fluoride. Yes, that is possible, even though your teeth need fluoride to survive. The fluorosis oftentimes creates white and brown patches on the teeth. This can cause an unattractive smile. If this is the case for you, our dentist, Dr. Alexander Santos, has some cosmetic dental treatments that can enhance the appearance of the teeth.
The first treatment is dental bonding. Dental bonding is an easy treatment that can completely disguise your tooth stains. In fact, it’s so easy that patients hardly need anesthesia and sedation. During the treatment, your dentist will place a resin material on the front surface of the tooth. Then, he will shape the resin to give it the desired appearance. Finally, he will harden it with a special light.
The second treatment is porcelain veneers. Dental veneers are thin shells that give you natural-looking results. They are made to fit perfectly over your teeth, and they are made in a dental lab. During treatment, your dentist will remove a portion of the tooth and will cement the veneer into place. The veneer will cover your imperfections and improve the tooth’s appearance.
The third treatment is deep teeth whitening. This will involve your dentist filling a whitening tray with whitening gel. Then, he will place the tray over your smile and will activate the gel with a special light. This will allow the chemicals to dive into the teeth and break up the discoloration.
Do you have questions about fluorosis in Chino Hills, California? If so, don’t be afraid to call Chino Hills Family Dentistry at 909-342-7945. Our dental team is here to help you in any way we can, so please reach out to us at your earliest convenience!