Discoloured Teeth & Fillings

What Causes Tooth Discolouration And Discoloured Tooth Fillings

Discolouration of the teeth can be caused by several factors.

It can be due to habitual smoking and drinking of coffee, tea and wine, or intake of certain antibiotics like tetracycline, doxycycline and antihistamines.

For dark teeth discolouration, amalgam restorations are usually the culprit because the silver leaches into the tooth. Patients nowadays prefer tooth coloured fillings.

How Is Tooth Discolouration Treated?

Tooth whitening is usually done to treat teeth discolouration. We also recommend proper dental hygiene, cessation of smoking and reduction of dark-coloured beverage consumption. Tooth whitening is usually performed using a patented blue light and or bleaching gel. New treatments include combining laser and formulated gels to achieve optimum whitening results.

Another teeth whitening option is composite resin or porcelain veneers. A dental composite material is poured into the cavity or on the surface of the tooth and then sculpted into shape.

For more information, call us on (07) 4191 4787. Lakeside Dental Spa is located at 180 Main St, Kawungan QLD 4655.