I am curious as to whether teeth whitening will work on tetracycline stains. I have been bothered by them for years. My dentist insists I do porcelain veneers, but that is way out of my budget. Is there no way whitening will work at all?
While your dentist is steering you to the ideal treatment, porcelain veneers just aren’t within reach for most patients. You have a couple of options here.
Your first option is to wait and save up for porcelain veneers. This probably isn’t what you want to do, especially when you are ready to smile without feeling embarrassed. That leads me to your second option.
Normally, teeth whitening will not be useful when it comes to tetracycline stains. They are too deep and too dark. However, there is one particular brand that has had more success than other brands. Kor Whitening uses a different storage and delivery system that makes it more powerful. It has shown some success when it comes to tetracycline stains. You can see a before and after picture of this exact thing on Dr. Tran’s Deep Teeth Bleaching Page.
The good news is, it will at least make a big difference. Then, if you are still hoping to improve them further you can save up for porcelain veneers at that point. Though, you may be so pleased with the whitening you don’t feel pressured to do that. It is your smile, so do what makes you the happiest.
Don’t be too hard on your dentist. He was trying to give you your best option. He may not have known about Kor Whitening. It’s not as well known.
This blog is brought to you by Fountain Valley Dentist Dr. Tammy Tran.