My son has brown fluorosis stains on his teeth. They’re not very big, however it does cause him some embarassment. We’ve been to our dentist and did teeth whitening. That didn’t work. Somehow it made them more noticeable. Now she is talking about doing veneers, but they are quite expensive. Is that the best solution?
I am very glad you wrote. I don’t want you going to this dentist for the solution to your son’s fluorosis stains. She may be a great general dentist but she has no idea what she is doing with cosmetic work. Teeth whitening is the simplest cosmetic procedure and she didn’t know the basics on that. The reason it didn’t help your son’s situation is that the bleaching gel will whiten the teeth evenly, which tends to make stains more noticeable instead of less.
Dental bonding would be a better solution in your son’s case. However, you would need to take him to an expert cosmetic dentist. Even if you have to travel to another city to find one, it will be worth it. This is a very advanced cosmetic procedure that has to be done freehand. In your position, I would look for an AACD accredited dentist. If there is not one in a reasonable distance, try someone recommended by the mynewsmile.com website.
Any of those dentists will do an excellent job for you son. They are the top cosmetic dentists in the country. He will finally have a smile he will not be embarassed by.
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