When there is traumatic injury to a tooth, the pulp in the tooth can be damaged, and internal stains result.
A porcelain veneer may be used to conceal the darkened tooth and blend it with your natural teeth. But if the tooth is not causing discomfort or pain, it may be possible to bleach it internally. A barrier is placed in the tooth to prevent the bleaching gel from leaking out or creating sensitivity.
At times, internal bleaching is done before receiving a porcelain crown or porcelain veneer. The bleaching prevents the discoloration in the natural tooth from showing through in the restoration.
Have your tooth examined by an experienced prosthodontist to determine the best option for reviving the color in your tooth.
This post is sponsored by Naperville dentist Dr. Anthony LaVacca.