What are the treatment options to treat discolored teeth due to fluorosis other than veneers?

Q. What are the ways to treat yellowish discoloration of the teeth caused due to fluorosis?

Answered by
Dr. Alfiya K Jamal
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jul 08, 2022

Hello doctor,

I have a discolored enamel. My doctor suggested that it could be due to fluorosis. My teeth have been brittle since childhood and would frequently chip off. Also, I had cavities for which I got root canal treatment done for four teeth. The yellowish discoloration of my teeth is bothering me. Is there a treatment option other than veneers?

Kindly suggest.



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Many treatment options mask the white spots and help achieve a beautiful smile. A veneer is a permanent solution with a life of 10 to 15 years. However, the other treatment options include tooth whitening or composite fillings.

I hope this helps.

The Probable causes:

The probable causes are fluorosis, dentinal caries, or poor oral hygiene.

Investigations to be done:

I suggest a dental X-ray.

Differential diagnosis:

The differential diagnosis is dental caries.

Probable diagnosis:

The probable diagnosis is fluorosis.

Treatment plan:

I suggest veneer crowns, tooth whitening, or composite filling.

Regarding follow up:

I suggest a follow-up after three days.

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