Black Tooth Treatment
When a tooth turns black it can be extremely distressing for the individual. Especially if this tooth is visible when you talk and smile. Often, this can cause people to lose confidence and feel self-conscious. For this issue, traditional teeth whitening is usually not effective. Therefore, other treatments would be needed for black tooth treatment to once again restore a beautiful smile.
Why does a tooth go black?
Tooth discolouration can be due to tooth decay forming on the tooth. Alternatively, the tooth may turn black because it is no longer alive. This can be a common side effect of having root canal treatment. Once the nerves and blood supply are removed from a tooth it can cause the tooth to turn black.
Treatment for a black tooth
- Internal Whitening – Often, with a black tooth, the problem is on the inside rather than the outside. This is why traditional teeth whitening is ineffective because it only bleaches the enamel on the tooth’s outside surface. Internal whitening is applied to the inside of the tooth to rectify the problem.
- Composite Bonding – This material is sculpted onto the tooth’s surface to cover up any discolouration or imperfections. Composite bonding can also change the shape of the tooth, if needed, and requires a great deal of artistic skill from the cosmetic dentist.
- White Filling – If the tooth has suffered decay, and this is treatable, then the decayed area can be removed. Following this, a white filling can be used to repair the tooth and restore its original white colour.
- Dental Veneer or Crown – If the structure of the tooth has been badly affected by decay or other dental treatments then a dental veneer or crown could be the ideal solution to hide the dicolouration. A dental crown fits over the whole tooth to encase and protect it. This option will restore the colour of the tooth as well as protect it from fracture.
At Pearl Dental Clinic, we will always provide you with all your treatment options and provide you with a full written quote after your consultation. You can spread the cost of your dental treatment interest-free with our 0% dental finance plans.
Pearl Dental Clinic is open 7 days a week from 9am to 10pm so that you can see us for your dental treatment without having to take time off work. To book a consultation call us on 020 3613 3185 or email us or book an appointment online.