I have a dark tooth and as I get older it seems to be getting darker. What happened was that when I was little, I fell and got a chip in the tooth. I have talked to my dentist about fixing this tooth and he said that the tooth is actually dead. He said a crown won’t work due to the calcification of the canal. I wanted to get Lumineers to whiten it and he didn’t think I’d be satisfied with that result either. Help, my tooth keeps looking darker! Can you make any recommendations?
– Jen from Missouri
Cosmetic dentistry is an art. You need to make sure that you choose a dentist that is passionate about creating beautiful smiles. Most general dentists may not be able to achieve the results you will be proud of. And Lumineers are a brand of porcelain veneers which most dentist are not taught in dental school.
It is important not to persuade your dentist into a treatment they are not comfortable or familiar with. The bottom line is that porcelain veneers are a great solution to solve the problem that you have described. That is, if they are done correctly.
A general dentist is the way to go to maintain your preventive procedures like cleanings and regular exams. But make sure you research a cosmetic dentist to fix your dark tooth.
Another option that could work to fix your one dark tooth, assuming that is the only problem, is dental bonding. But if you have issues with more than one tooth than you may need to get a complete set of veneers.
I hope this information was helpful.
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