As we age, our teeth can yellow or become discolored from drinking coffee, tea, cola, and red wine; or from smoking. Dr. Kanter specializes in single-tooth whitening, which requires different treatments depending on the cause and extent of the discoloration. Single-tooth discoloration is almost always related to trauma from an accident, or even excess forces from occlusion.
What are the treatments if just one tooth is discolored?
If your tooth is discolored because of internal issues like hemorrhage, necrosis, calcification, or unsuccessful endodontic treatments, Dr. Kanter can use high-tech procedures to whiten it. Dr. Kanter uses oxidizing agents in discolored internal areas of the tooth and repairs the tooth to its natural color, shape, and luster. The result is a tooth that matches the rest of your smile.
How does laser tooth whitening work?
The procedure begins with a preparation period, followed by an average of 20 minutes to whiten your teeth by 4-6 shades. Dr. Kanter can discuss your specific case with you and recommend the best course of treatment.