Spots on teeth can result form a number of causes including accident, trauma, developmental abnormalities, braces, tooth decay, medications, smoking, and to much fluoride in the water. Removing these stains can be difficult and teeth whitening or bleaching may not be effective.
Microabrasion is a quick and painless solution for removing yellow, white, or brown spots, stains, and discolorations on the teeth. This procedure uses hydrochloric acid and pumice to gently remove thin layers of tooth enamel, removing the stains.
Before the procedure begins, the teeth being treated are isolated with a rubber dam to protect the gums from the acid and pumice materials. The microabrasion materials are then gently rubbed onto the surface of the tooth either manually or using a very slow speed rubber cup. After a few layers of enamel are removed, the mixture is rinsed from the teeth and the results evaluated. This process may be performed repeatedly until the desired results are achieved.
After the procedure is completed, the teeth are usually bathed in a fluoride gel to remove post-operative sensitivity and the rubber dam is removed. The procedure usually takes only about an hour and is permanent. Only micro layers of enamel are removed so it is safe.
At Smith & Cole Laser and Family Dentistry, we believe in providing exceptional care in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. Our doctors, Dr. Todd Smith and Dr. Michael Cole, are experts in their field and strive each day to make patients feel at ease while transforming their smiles. Our office is proud to serve patients from New Braunfels, TX as well as the surrounding areas. We offer a variety of treatment options including the LANAP Laser Treatment, Dental Implants, Sleep Apnea, TMJ, Sedation, Pediatric Dentistry, and CEREC Same Day Crowns. Call (830) 387-2852 to schedule your appointment or click here to request an appointment online!