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Did you know that eating some foods (like chocolate and berries) could darken your teeth? Or that smoking or drinking coffee could stain your teeth? Did you know that even something as innocent and unavoidable as aging can steal some of your smile’s luster? Fortunately, teeth whitening is available to counteract these problems.

But, what do you do if you fall and your tooth turns black? Of if you accidentally take an elbow to the face? What would you do if teeth whitening didn’t brighten your teeth? Today, we’re happy to list a few of your options.

Your teeth have three layers—enamel, dentin, and pulp. Your outer layer, the enamel, is translucent. Sadly, this means that if you have stains inside your tooth, they will be visible through your enamel. In fact, it will look like your enamel itself is stained. This means that removing stained pulp restore your pearly whites.

Another potential option is a dental crown or a dental veneer. Veneers are thin shells designed to bond with your teeth to correct flaws like stains, cracks, gaps, or discolored teeth. Your dentist may also recommend a crown, which also covers your tooth but is also designed to restore function. Both of these treatments are designed to enhance the appearance of your smile.

If you are interested in learning more about what you can do for a discolored tooth, please feel free to contact us soon. We are excited to hear from you.