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Significant dental stains or discolored tooth enamel might not be adequately addressed by the whitening products sold at the retail level. At the same time, excess use of these items can potentially harm your teeth and cause significant irritation to your oral tissues.

If your teeth are looking a little dim and a whitening treatment won’t work for you, our dentist, Dr. Nirmal Aujla might recommend placing dental veneers on your teeth. Veneers are made from special dental grade porcelain or a composite resin material that closely resembles natural tooth enamel. The dentist will take impressions of the affected teeth which will be used to craft your veneers. When they are ready, the dentist will cement them to your teeth to give you the look you want. If a single tooth has been compromised by damage or decay, the dentist might recommend a dental crown restoration. This treatment process will essentially replace the tooth’s enamel layer with dental grade porcelain. Remember that with veneers and crowns, you need to continue to brush twice a day and floss at least once a day. Although these treatments will make your teeth less vulnerable to cavities, you can still experience tooth decay if you don’t follow basic oral hygiene steps.

If you are in the Watertown, New York, area, and you need help restoring or improving the appearance of your teeth, you should call 315-788-7070 to schedule an appointment at Jefferson Dental Health PC.