Discolored Teeth Morristown, NJ

Do you want to achieve a whiter, more radiant smile? Looking for a quick way to whiten teeth?

It’s common for many patients to seek solutions for improving their smiles. One of the most common ways to achieve a brighter smile is with cosmetic dentistry, or more specifically, professional tooth whitening. Thanks to advancements in cosmetic dentistry, there is a wider range of cosmetic solutions to address discolored teeth than ever before. Treating discolored teeth is just one of the dental concerns Dr. Victor Gittlemen addresses at his Morristown, NJ, dental office.

Dr. Gittleman offers many options for whitening yellowed, stained, and discolored teeth. Our team at Morristown Cosmetic Dentistry will work with you to find the best treatment for your smile. Morristown Cosmetic Dentistry is a full-service dentist office in Morristown, New Jersey. We offer a complete range of cosmetic dentistry services, including professional teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and dental bonding.

fixing discolored teeth at our Morristown NJ dentist office

What Causes Tooth Discoloration?

Yellow Teeth: It is common for the enamel to wear down and appear yellow as we age. As enamel wears down, the dark under-layer of dentin shows. Typically, this type of tooth discoloration can be treated using high-quality bleaching agents such as Zoom! in-office professional teeth whitening.

White Spots: White spots typically develop as a result of overexposure to fluoride on the teeth. These pesky spots can be treated with professional teeth whitening, dental veneers, and dental bonding.

Dark Spots: Dark or brown spots on the enamel are often caused by dental trauma, certain medications, and tooth damage. This type of discoloration is resistant to tooth whitening treatment and may require an alternative treatment such as dental veneers, porcelain crowns, or tooth bonding.

Treatment Options for Discolored Teeth in Morristown, NJ

Your treatment for discolored teeth will depend on the underlying cause. Prior to any treatment, Dr. Gittleman will assess your teeth to determine which treatment option will best suit your needs.

Teeth Whitening

Professional teeth whitening will allow you to achieve a whiter, brighter smile. We use a high concentration of bleaching gels and modern dental tools to effectively remove tough stains and brighten discolored teeth. Dr. Gittleman offers both in-office professional teeth whitening and at-home whitening kits.

The in-office treatment will involve a one hour appointment. Dr. Gittleman will apply the bleaching agent and active it with a special light. The take-home whitening treatment is easy and convenient for patients. It involves using whitening trays and bleaching gels every day for specific time period. To learn more about our professional whitening options, see Teeth Whitening.

Tooth Bonding

Teeth that may not respond to professional whitening can be whitened with dental bonding. Bonding is a minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry treatment that can hide many tooth defects. Dr. Gittleman can complete it in one office visit by applying the material to a stained tooth, shaping it, and curing it.

Dental bonding is a not a permanent solution for discolored teeth. It is less durable and stain-resistant than dental crowns and porcelain veneers. However, it is an affordable and noninvasive solution for stained, discolored, or yellow teeth. To learn more about the benefits of dental bonding, see Tooth Bonding.

Porcelain Veneers

A more permanent solution for discolored teeth is dental veneers. Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that we will custom design for the stained tooth. They are a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment that can improve the color of your teeth and overall appearance of your smile.

Dr. Gittleman will take dental impressions and design a custom veneer that he will bond to the front of the tooth. He will need to remove a small amount of your tooth’s surface to create room for the porcelain veneer. Because we must alter your tooth, it is considered a permanent treatment. To learn more about the porcelain veneers process, see Porcelain Veneers.

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are an excellent option to treat teeth that are severely discolored or stained. Even though they are more commonly used for restorative purposes, Dr. Gittleman may suggest using a crown to enhance the appearance of your tooth.

Dr. Gittleman will need to reduce the size of your tooth significantly. Then, he will take impressions of your teeth and design a crown to fit perfectly over top of it. A dental crown is like a cap that will encase the whole tooth all the way to the gum line. We will create a crown that is molded, shaped, and color-matched to blend seamlessly with your existing teeth. To learn more about the benefits of dental crowns, see Dental Crown.

We Offer Treatment for Discolored Teeth in Morristown, NJ

As a premier cosmetic dentistry office near you in Morristown NJ, we offer a full range of cosmetic solutions to brighten stained or discolored teeth. We aim to help each of our patients address their dentistry needs and get one step closer to their ideal smile with personalized dental care.

Dr. Gittleman can assess your needs during your cosmetic consultation and determine which cosmetic treatment is right for you. Would you like to explore your treatment options for discolored teeth? Visit Morristown Cosmetic Dentistry. To schedule an appointment, call (973) 287-3337 or request an appointment online.