Tetracycline is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that is effective against many bacterial infections. It was discovered after World War II and became commonly used in the 1950s. When given to young children or even expectant mothers, it caused the teeth to develop with a brown or gray, uneven color.
Doctors prescribing tetracycline were not aware of this side effect for many years, so numerous children were affected. The color is not just in the superficial enamel, but continues into the underlying tooth, making bleaching difficult if not impossible for these teeth.
Successful treatment of tetracycline-stained teeth usually involves porcelain veneers since the discoloration is so deep and resistant to bleaching. Learn about our custom cosmetic dentistry process by calling 210-494-3511 to schedule your complimentary consultation at our office.
Fix Tetracycline Stained Teeth with Veneers
Are you self-conscious about your discolored and stained teeth? Here at 5 Star Dental in San Antonio, we can fix and brighten up your teeth so you can smile with confidence again. We can even fix tetracycline-stained teeth!
With a variety of methods including porcelain veneers and dental bleaching, you can have the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Dr. Carlson is experienced in transforming stained teeth into beautiful, glowing smiles.
Tetracycline Stained Teeth: Before & After Photos of Smile Improvement
How Dr. Carlson Can Help
Call our office for a free dental consultation with Dr. Carlson so you can begin your journey to a better, more radiant smile today! We are happy to assist you and help you with any questions you may have about this process. Please call 210-494-3511 or contact us online!