A bright, white smile has been shown to improve confidence and even have a positive influence on social interactions and professional accomplishments. White smiles look fresh and clean and can take years off of your appearance. Teeth become yellow, stained and otherwise discolored for a variety of reasons. Dr. Kenneth Banks offers cosmetic treatment options that provide lasting and effective results.
Causes of Discolored Teeth
Teeth have a natural tendency to yellow or darken as we age. Natural wear to the enamel leaves the inner material of the tooth, called dentin, more exposed. Dentin has a yellowish tint to it creating a common yellow tinge to the teeth. Teeth can also become discolored from highly acidic and dark color beverages such as red wine, tea, and coffee. Smoking or tobacco use can also discolor teeth over time.
Some patients experience dark spots or brown discoloration due to trauma to the tooth, or certain medications. Some discoloration associated with medications or trauma may be resistant to traditional whitening methods such as bleaching trays. For this type of discoloration, Dr. Banks may recommend porcelain veneers or tooth bonding to cover the discoloration with long term results.
Treatment Options for Discolored Teeth
Dr. Banks offers a variety of dental whitening procedures:
After a through oral health consultation, Dr. Banks will help patients determine which whitening treatment options will meet their cosmetic goals while protecting their oral health. Any dental health concerns will be addressed first and a dental cleaning prior to treatment may be recommended for optimal results.
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Inwood, WV cosmetic dentist Dr. Kenneth Banks helps patients achieve the smile of their dreams. Through comprehensive cosmetic dental care with a focus on oral health, patients leave our office with improved health, function, and aesthetics. If you are searching for a cosmetic dentist in the Leesburg, VA and Inwood, WV area, contact our cosmetic dentistry office. Call our office or schedule a consultation online. We proudly serve West Virginia, Virginia, and Maryland with over 30 years of quality dental experience. We accept new patients from Shepherdstown, WV, Martinsburg, WV, Charles Town, WV, Winchester, VA, Leesburg, VA, Hagerstown, MD and Jefferson County areas.