Porcelain Veneers Solution for Fluorosis/Fluoride Staining
Fluorosis staining, which appears as white or brown spots on the teeth, is caused by the excess consumption of fluoride during teeth development.
Most drinking water supplies in the US and across the globe contain low levels of Fluoride that typically need to be supplemented through the use of fluoridated toothpaste to reap the benefits. The right amount of Fluoride – one part per million – helps with tooth remineralization to reduce the risk of decay and cavities.
But if the fluoride is excess, fluorosis stains begin to form on the teeth surface. This usually occurs when children unknowingly consume water containing large amounts of fluoride, take high fluoride supplements in addition to drinking fluoridated water, or swallow huge amounts of fluoridated toothpaste due to unsupervised brushing.
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Treating Fluorosis Stains with Porcelain Veneers
Placing porcelain veneers is one of the most effective ways to cover up the defects on your teeth and brighten your smile. The procedure requires the dentist to grind away less than 1 mm of the tooth structure to create room to bond the veneers.
Considering the permanent nature of the treatment, as well as the fairly high cost, veneers are mostly recommended for clients with fully developed adult teeth. These porcelain pieces can adhere to your teeth for decades, hiding deep fluoride stains and giving you a healthy and natural looking smile.