Tetracycline stained teeth is a big problem for many adults as it affects appearance which is important for many people.
Tetracycline is an orally taken antibiotic which is often prescribed to people by their doctors for the treatment of acne and respiratory problems. Tetracycline also used to be prescribed to pregnant women for acne problem as elevated hormone levels caused skin problems.
Tetracycline does have a negative affect for pregnant women during a process called calcification. Calcification is where the bones and teeth harden in the unborn baby during pregnancy.
The result for many people is stained or dark coloured teeth once their adult teeth erupt which looks unsightly.
Sufferers of tetracycline stained teeth look for many solutions to make their teeth look white including various types of teeth whitening treatments, veneers and crowns with Budapest being a Mecca for dental tourists with stained teeth.
There are various teeth whitening treatments available including toothpastes with active teeth whitening ingredients, bleaching agents and laser teeth whitening.
It really depends on the severity of the problem but for most it will take months of continuous teeth whitening treatment before a difference is seen and then the result may be disappointing. Always speak with your dentist and ask what the most likely outcome of teeth whitening treatments for your situation will be.
Once again it really depends on the severity of the problem and whether you are a good candidate for dental veneers.
Veneers are often used to improve the appearance of a tooth and are bonded onto the front of Tetracycline stained teeth.
The disadvantage is veneers are that they have the potential to come off at any time.
Crowns are often deemed to be the best possible solution for Tetracycline stained teeth because they are a strong, aesthetically pleasing and permanent restoration which gives a good argument that dental crowns are also the most economical choice.
There are various crown materials available and all are a fraction of the cost in Hungary compared to the prices charged by your local dentist.