Persistent tobacco use is not only very dangerous to your long-term general and dental health, it causes cosmetic complications by creating deept dental stains on your teeth that are difficult to lighten. If you are tired of stubborn tobacco stains on the teeth, Scripps Rock Dental can help you whiten your smile with cosmetic treatments such as professional teeth whitening treatment.
However, if you have not quit using tobacco products or are in the process of quitting, your smile will only new dental stains that render teeth whitening obsolete. If you are struggling with tobacco cessation, our dentist may suggest dental veneers to cover your dental stains and discourage the formation of new stains.
Dental veneers are custom tooth-shaped shells that are formed in a professional dental lab from quality dental porcelain materia. Each veneer is designed to replicate the front surface of a specific tooth visible in your smile, and the color of the porcelain material will mimic the look of natural white tooth enamel, though it is more resistant than your natural tooth to dental stains caused by tobacco. This can help hide tobacco stains on your teeth and prevent new stains from appearing over time.
Some of your teeth may not be ideal candidates for dental veneers if you have thin tooth enamel or have developed tooth decay, or have received a dental filling. In this case, Dr. Dr. Tony Hatch & Dr. Shivi Gupta may recommend a porcelain dental crown to cover the whole of the enamel layer with cosmetic dental porcelain material.
To learn more about treating tobacco stains with dental veneers in San Diego, California, call Scripps Rock Dental at 858-530-0300 today and schedule a consultation with our dentist.