I have horrible fluorosis stains on my teeth. I am aware of all the permanent treatments, including porcelain veneers. What I am asking for is information on ways to hide my ugly brown teeth on my own. Even if the results are temporary, I want something I do at home. Fortunately, I work from home only have video calls for work. But I am active socially. So, the solution I need is basically for when I want to leave home and hang out with friends. Thanks for your help. – Kyle from SD
Background for our readers: Fluorosis stains occur from excessive fluoride intake during childhood while teeth are still developing. Fluorosis stains on teeth are white, and in severe cases, are brown.
Kyle – Unfortunately, there is nothing you can personally do to hide fluorosis stains on your teeth. It requires a lot of skill to hide the stains. And concealing the stains is something that even most dentists do not do well.
How to Hide Tetracycline Stains in Teeth
Hiding tetracycline stains requires the skill of an experienced cosmetic dentist. As you mentioned, porcelain veneers will conceal the stains. Only a cosmetic dentist can give you veneers that will hide the stains yet match the color of your teeth and maintain translucence.
Many dentists who lack advanced cosmetic dentistry training conceal tetracycline stains with veneers, but the results often look opaque and pasty.
If you are vaguely interested in porcelain veneers, consider scheduling a free consultation with an artistic cosmetic dentist.
- The dentist will explain why porcelain veneers are the ultimate solution for fluorosis stains.
- After taking a quick look at your teeth, a cosmetic dentist can assess the severity of the stains.
- If other, less-expensive cosmetic solutions might lighten the stains some, a cosmetic dentist will explain your options. The results will not be as effective as veneers.
This post is sponsored by Beverly Hills double-accredited cosmetic dentist Brian LeSage, DDS.