Are you worried about your “Blotchy/mottled teeth”. This condition
is called as Fluorosis and presents itself as white/brown or
yellowish streaks on the surface of the teeth. Fluorosis typically
occurs when there is too much of fluoride content in the water
during the developmental stages of teeth.
There are many grades of Fluorosis and treatment varies
according to the grade. Very mild grades are limited to few teeth
and are hardly noticeable. Moderate to severe blotchy teeth
require cosmetic management.
In this technique a small portion of the
discoloured area is removed and refilled with a tooth coloured
filling material and polished for a glossy look. This is the easiest of
the treatment options and cost effective. The procedure is painless
and often completed in one visit.
Dental Veneers are transparent shells of tooth
coloured material that are pasted on the front surfaces of the
mottled teeth. They can be made of porcelain for better esthetics.
However this technique involves slightly more grinding of the
natural surface of the teeth and are expensive. They are
completed in 2 visits.
Although suggested as a treatment option,
this works well only in mild cases of mottled teeth. Whitening
causes the discolouration/streaking to become less conspicuous
but does not totally make them disappear.