How to Whiten Deep Tooth Stains

Do you have tooth stains you can’t remove with whitening toothpastes, gels, or strips? Sometimes, even professional teeth whitening methods don’t work for your teeth. In that case, we will recommend restorative and cosmetic teeth whitening treatment in our Arlington Heights, IL office for deep tooth stains. Receiving whitening treatment from a dental professional ensures that your teeth stay bright and match your cosmetic goals. 

How to Whiten Deep Tooth Stains

Teeth Whitening For Deep Stains in Arlington Heights, IL

Tooth stains can be extrinsic or intrinsic. Extrinsic stains are tooth stains that lay on the surface of the tooth enamel, the outer layer of the tooth. Foods, drinks, and bacterial build-up can contribute to staining on the outer tooth layer.

We can address extrinsic stains with professional teeth whitening treatment. Professional whitening treatments use gels with higher percentages of active ingredients like hydrogen peroxide. These treatments ensure quick and lasting results.

Intrinsic stains are stains caused within the tooth. Common causes of intrinsic stains can include tooth injuries, fluorosis, and tetracycline. We recommend covering intrinsic stains as they will not react to professional whitening treatment.

If you have intrinsic stains, you can benefit from:

Dental Veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin, shell-like treatments that we bond to the front of each tooth. You can receive a single dental veneer if you have a single discolored tooth. Additionally, if all of your teeth in your smile line do not react to whitening treatment, you can cover these teeth with veneers.

We also provide minimal-prep veneers, which are even thinner than regular veneers. Minimal prep veneers will not require as much tooth removal as traditional veneers.

Tooth Bonding

Dental bonding uses malleable, tooth-colored materials to cover damaged and discolored teeth. Bonding is a great option if you have a chipped, cracked, or otherwise broken tooth and discoloration due to your tooth damage. A dental injury can lead to tooth discoloration due to damage to the blood vessels within the tooth chamber. 

Dental Crowns

Tooth crowns are caps that cover single teeth. Dental crowns are viable treatment options if you have a badly damaged tooth. We will recommend dental crowns for tooth fractures, breaks, and damage that is too extensive for bonding treatment. As with other dental injuries, you can experience tooth discoloration from tooth damage.

We offer porcelain crowns, which are durable like traditional metal crowns but easily blend in with the smile. Our office will color-match crowns to ensure that they match the shade of other natural teeth.

Call our Arlington Heights, Il dental office for a brighter smile at (847) 230-9703. You can also request a dental appointment with Dr. Brent Engelberg on our website. We will work with you to determine which teeth whitening option is best for your smile.