I have Tetracycling staining on my teeth, what is the best way to get them whitened?
As an infant many years ago, I was given Tetracycline as treatment for a skin infection and it resulted in me having teeth discoloured teeth. Many years later I'm still trying to find the best way to whiten it.
Asked by topaz77
We offer a teeth whitening service through a company called Pearly's who use a laser whitening system, in conjunction with a take home kit that includes personalised gum trays and whitening gel. I'm sure you know Tetracycline stains are one of the most difficult things to remove and as such this system (and most others) will not be able to give you perfectly white teeth. Another issue is that once whitened your teeth can be quite prone to re-staining quite easily. But the laser process will definitely be able to lighten them, and the beauty of the take home kit is that if they do start to restain you are in control of keeping them lighter. Ther service we offer is £250 and this includes the treatment itself and the gum trays and a tube of the whitening gel. Please feel free to look at the Pearly's website and also our own website and we look forward to hearing from you.
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Tooth whitening with a professional home kit used under supervison from a dentist can work well for tetracycline stained teeth. You will have to be patient and use it for an extended period of time-possibly 2-3 months rather that the average 2-3 weeks- but this will improve the colour. The overall result depends on the degree of discolouration present.We offer the Enlighten system which guarantees a good result.and can be combined with an in-surgery procedure at the end of treatment. Another option to consider is covering the teeth with porcelain veneers. Depending on the postion of your teeth these can sometimes be done without the need to cut a lot of enamel away from your teeth.
At Tracey Bell Clinics we offer Enlighten (from £345.00) -this is the only system in the world to guarantee that the teeth will get to a shade B1 which is the whitest shade on a regular dentist shade guide. This is the whitest natural tooth shade and gives a more natural appearance than crowns or veneers. The breakthrough is that the guarantee applies to every single patient regardless of starting colour, age, lifestyle or dietary habits. The procedure is simple and takes around 2 weeks. The patient wears trays and bleaching gel for 14 nights then if necessary the patient attends the surgery for in Surgery treatment to complete the process. Unfortunately only natural teeth can be whitened - so it would be necessary to see the dentist to recommend how best to whiten your teeth if you have crowns/veneers - these may need to be changed to match your new whiter shade. For more see our website or call us on 01624 613323
There are 2 types of teeth whitening Natural or Behond natural for you i believe Behond white would work as it works through the tooth causing it to lighten it cost about £299. Or you could try Composite which is a covering over your natural teeth whitening them ask your dentist about that, or Vaneers.