My daughter has tetracycline stains and is turning 30 soon. I know her smile has always bothered her. I would like to get her an awesome present by getting her teeth fixed. Would Zoom Whitening be the way to go? I hear it is the strongest whitening.
What a great present for your daughter. Fixing her tetracycline stains will bring her added confidence. Though unfair, people often judge us by our smiles. While it is true that Zoom Whitening is very strong, you would have to do so many sessions to clear tetracycline stains that it would be cost-prohibitive to go that route.
The recommended treatment to cover tetracycline stains is porcelain veneers. These are tiny wafers of porcelain that a cosmetic dentist can color and shape to create a stunning smile. They can change the shape, size, and color of your teeth. One thing to be aware of is that doing smile makeovers is not taught in dental school. Nor is cosmetic dentistry a recognized specialty. Just because someone says they are a cosmetic dentist does not mean they have the training to do it well.
Tetracycline stains are among the toughest cosmetic cases because you have to get the veneers opaque enough to cover the stains, while still having that sparkle and translucency that makes them look like natural teeth. You will need an expert cosmetic dentist for your daughter.
If I were in your place, I would look for a dentist who is AACD accredited. These are the top cosmetic dentists in the country. They have passed stringent exams and have proven their artistry before a board of examiners. The standards are so high, that only about 1% of dentists are able to get accredited. This would be the type of dentist I would look for to do your daughter’s smile makeover.
This blog is brought to you by Hilton Head Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Bonnie Rothwell.