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There are many things that can influence the luster of your smile. In fact, even something as innocent and unstoppable as aging can dull your teeth. Other factors, like some foods, a few beverages, particular medications, and overexposure to fluoride can do the same. Generally, these problems can be overcome by something as simple as professional whitening. However, if one of your teeth suffer trauma, your tooth could turn black and these types of typical cleanings may not be enough.

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.

If removing your dental pulp isn’t the best option, your dentist could recommend covering the tooth. For example your dentist may suggest a crown or veneer. Either of these treatments can be matched to the shape and color of your tooth and are designed to cover stained teeth.

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.