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Fluorosis

Fluorosis is a cosmetic condition caused by overexposure to fluoride during the first eight years of life that affects the teeth. When adult teeth come in, the teeth affected by fluorosis may appear mildly discolored. Teeth may also have surface irregularities or pits that are highly noticeable.

Most treatments for fluorosis masks stains rather than permanently repair the appearance of the teeth. Whitening and other procedures may remove surface stains. Bonding, crowns, or veneers are techniques that can also be used to repair affected teeth. 

Enhance Your Smile After Fluorosis

Sunny Smiles offers several different solutions to treating fluorosis. 
 
  • Teeth Whitening. Bleaching lightens teeth that have been affected by fluorosis. 
  • Composite Fillings. Tooth-colored fillings used in bonding can help repair chipped, broken, or discolored teeth. This type of filling is also very useful to fill in gaps and to protect sensitive, exposed root surfaces caused by gum recession.
  • Porcelain Veneers. Veneers are thin, custom-made, tooth-colored shells that are bonded onto the fronts of teeth to create a beautiful, individual smile. Veneers can help restore or camouflage damaged, discolored, poorly shaped, or misaligned teeth.
  • Porcelain Crowns. Crowns are custom-made, tooth-colored cap covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. Crowns protect and strengthen teeth that cannot be restored.
 

Talk to us today about how we can help fix the effects of fluorosis. We can’t wait to help you get a smile you’re excited about!

Frequently Asked Questions

During a regular checkup, one of our experienced dental hygienists will remove any plaque and tartar from your teeth and work with you to find the best way to keep your teeth clean and healthy on a daily basis. Then, one of our dentists will check your teeth for signs of cavities and other oral diseases, such as cancer.

By following our recommended teeth care routine, making smart choices about your food, and keeping up with regular visits to the dentist, you can lower your risk for tooth decay and promote overall health!

We recommend you come in twice a year to keep your teeth and gums healthy and strong. If you have any questions while you are here, our knowledgeable team is always happy to answer any questions about your smile. If you are due for a cleaning or are experiencing any oral pain, don’t hesitate to contact us to schedule an appointment.

We Accept Most PPO Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
  • MeLife
  • Delta Dental
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Ameritas
  • Guardian
  • Southland

If you are in need of a flexible monthly payment option for dental services, find out if you are qualified for CareCredit. Applying is easy! It only takes 5 minutes to see if you are eligible. If you qualify, there are a variety of options available, so you can pay for your dental treatment.