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The Harm of Tetracycline Stained Teeth

Tetracycline stained teeth are formed mostly by the development of the tooth mineralization period taking tetracycline, which makes the tetracycline and calcium-binding, to dental tissue such that the teeth appear endogenous coloring, tetracycline stained teeth much harm?

Tetracycline stained teeth first seriously affect our appearance, the sixty or seventy’s, our use of tetracycline widely, so that those born in many long a mouthful of tetracycline-stained teeth.

Tetracycline teeth is a disease of the oral cavity, for tetracycline tooth formation, we have determined that it is due to tetracycline drug overdose.

Tetracycline stained teeth much harm? Unsightly yellow teeth will affect our mental health. Bring no pressure, which affects our mood. So for our health hazards or tetracycline teeth are very large, it should be early treatment. The East Rose Dental (Old Rose Dental Clinic) for treatment of tetracycline-stained teeth whitening technology has very good effects.

Cold light whitening technology for common in mild tetracycline-stained teeth, dental plaque, smoke stains, cola tooth pigment teeth, or Porcelain Crowns or Veneer for very dark stained teeth giving painless, just thirty minutes to 4 days restore the tooth whitening, let the teeth immediately lit up!

What Causes Tooth Stains?

There are two main types of tooth stain: extrinsic staining on the surface of the teeth, and intrinsic staining within the structure of the tooth.

Extrinsic stains may be caused by:

  • Poor oral hygiene – plaque stuck on the teeth can turn yellow.
  • Foods and drinks, such as tea, coffee, red wine, and colas, plus berries, curry, and fried foods.
  • Iron tablets may leave black marks.
  • Some antibiotics, especially tetracycline.
  • Mouthwashes containing the antibacterial chlorhexidine.

Intrinsic stains may be caused by:

  • Fluoride from toothpaste and fluoride drops – causing both brown stains and white flecks.
  • Older people can develop brown staining on the teeth as the enamel wears thin.
  • The use of tetracycline antibiotics from children using developing teeth (aged 3-12 years old) can cause horizontal brown and grey striping of the enamel surfaces.

Combination stains:

  • Smoking can cause a combination of surface and, over the long term, intrinsic staining of the tooth structure.
  • Tooth decay can cause both intrinsic and extrinsic staining.

Are staining and discoloration the same thing?

The discoloration is slightly different from staining, but occurs, for example, when a filling bleeds within the tooth, changing its color; or if the nerve from the tooth dies and bleeds into the root canal. Erosion or wear of the tooth can also cause discoloration.

Tetracycline Stained Teeth

Upper and Lower Porcelain crown to correct Tetracycline staining

Case 1


Case 2


Case 3


Teeth stain caused by Fluoride use

The same methods above Upper and Lower Porcelain Veneers are prepared to correct Fluoride staining


How I can fix my stained teeth?

We can fix your stained teeth by doing Zirconia crowns, porcelain veneers, laser teeth whitening to bring you back a beautiful and healthy smile. After checkup and X-ray, our doctor will let you know what is the best treatment for you.

The costs of porcelain crowns and veneers

A beautiful porcelain crown/veneer on a front tooth will generally cost much more than a basic crown on a back tooth. Besides the functional requirements, the porcelain crown on a front tooth will have to look perfect in order to blend in with the other teeth. Especially in the case of a single front tooth, not only does it require an exceptional amount of skill by the cosmetic dentist and the laboratory technician, but it requires a great deal of time to get a perfect match with an adjacent front tooth. It may require special photographic work and several trips back and forth to the lab to get a perfect match.

The cost for a porcelain crown on a front tooth will generally be from 60 USD to over 300 USD, depending on the different varieties of metal or porcelain materials.

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Does it hurt when I do porcelain crowns or veneers?

Many people are nervous or anxious about visiting and being treated by the dentist. Fortunately, there are a number of techniques dentists have at their disposal to help their patients to feel free of pain in dental treatment. These include inhalation sedation, intravenous sedation, and general anesthetic.

How long does it take to treat for stained teeth?

Teeth stains can be categorized into 2 groups: intrinsic and extrinsic stains.

Extrinsic stains are limited on the enamel layer (outermost layer of the tooth), so easier to be removed .we recommend air abrasion or home bleaching kit.

Intrinsic stains usually originate by extensive fluoride exposure or the use of tetracycline in childhood .and also difficult to be restored. Our options for intrinsic stains are:

  • Porcelain or zirconia crown/ veneer which will take 2 ~ 7 workdays.
  • Office tooth bleaching system which will take 1 hour in our clinic

Do I need to do root canal treatment (RCT)?

Usually, we do not need to do RCT when we do porcelain crowns for veneers to fix the dark tetracycline stained teeth. However, in some cases, we will have to do RCT in one or some teeth, about this our doctor will check-up and exam with X-ray and will inform you beforehand.

Can I keep working in my office during the waiting period?

Yes, you can. We offer good temporary crowns to your prepared teeth. You will feel comfortable when talking or smiling.

How long do porcelain veneers and crowns last?

Crowns should last approximately 10 to 15 years. However, with good oral hygiene and supervision, most porcelain crowns will last much longer. Some damaging habits like grinding your teeth, chewing ice or fingernail biting may cause this period of time to decrease significantly.

Some cases of the stained teeth are before and after treatment at The East Rose Dental

Case 1: Tetracycline Stained Teeth, Poor Shape, Different Positions, Vampire Shape


  • Diagnosis: This patient was embarrassed to smile because of her tetracycline stained teeth (tetracycline is an antibiotic commonly used that has a staining effect on teeth). She did not like the shape of her upper canines or the position of her other teeth.
  • Treatment: This patient now loves her new smile that was restored with the use of porcelain veneers and crowns.

Case 2: Spaces at Gum Level, Discolored Restorations, Arch Form


  • Diagnosis: This patient had a reverse smile where the back teeth were longer than the front teeth. Her teeth were chipped, discolored, poorly shaped, and had areas of hypo calcification (white spots), and poor restorations (fillings).
  • Treatment: Her beautiful smile was restored with all-porcelain crowns. She was given the smile of her dreams.



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