Many adults over the age of 35 hesitate to smile in public because of their yellow teeth and tetracycline stains. Dentist Mehmet Zahid Kazandı from the Plusdent Dental Clinic offered treatment advice to individuals who could not get rid of these stains despite brushing their teeth regularly and trying many things.
Dentist Mehmet Zahid, who gave information about tetracycline discoloration, said that tetracycline is a powerful antibiotic that helps to kill various bacteria, that many women used this antibiotic during their pregnancy before 1980, and that the tetracycline antibiotic used in this period caused permanent discoloration and stains on the teeth while the child’s teeth were being brushed. He stated that the discoloration and stains on the teeth caused by tetracycline will not disappear with general oral care, that individuals need treatments to be applied by dentists in dental clinics, and listed these treatments;
Teeth whitening; Teeth whitening is the most commonly used treatment method in aesthetic dentistry. It is used to whiten the teeth of individuals whose teeth have become discolored for various reasons. There are two known types of teeth whitening methods. These are home-type teeth whitening and office-type bleaching methods. However, the bleaching process does not give the desired result in patients with very advanced tetracycline stains. Your dentist will make the best decision whether the whitening process will be successful or not.
Porcelain veneers against tetracycline discoloration; In cases where advanced tetracycline discoloration is observed, the teeth whitening process does not give the desired result, and in this case, Kazandı states that porcelain laminate veneers are the most appropriate treatment method, and that thanks to porcelain leaves, individuals can have natural teeth in the form and whiteness they want, and gives information about this treatment method.
“Laminate veneers are thin porcelain leaves. These porcelains, which are quite fragile and sensitive when they are independent of the teeth, become as strong as your natural teeth when integrated with the teeth. Porcelain veneers, which provide a very natural appearance due to the light transmittance of the material, are adhered to the front surfaces of the teeth with only 0.15 to 0.30 mm abrasion. In this way, individuals can get rid of the shape of their teeth that they do not like and the discoloration they are uncomfortable with.”
In short, thanks to the developments in aesthetic dentistry, individuals can now laugh freely and be proud of their smiles.