August 10, 2022Asked By: bumble12345
I had internal bleaching on my front tooth around 4 years ago, but it has got much darker again. My dentist said after my last internal whitening that my tooth would probably be too weak to repeat the process again and I would likely need a crown. I am in my late 20s and wondering if I should try the internal bleaching again (last time it had some impact but it was not drastic) or whether I would be better now opting for a crown to protect the tooth?
For a correct answer, radiographic studies would be necessary to determine if the root canal treatment of this tooth is in good condition, because although the change in color after a tooth has suffered trauma and necrosis is normal, the fact that it continues to darken over time is indicative that something is not right internally, either poor root canal treatment, or some periapical problem. Once the cause is determined, it is necessary to determine if a retreatment is necessary and then perform internal bleaching again, leaving as a last option porcelain veneer in case the result is still not as expected. Dr. Patricia Moezinia, a specialist in dental esthetics, will be in charge of guiding you to achieve the best treatment plan.