The medical field has come a long way in the past few decades, and there are now more medications and treatments than ever for common illnesses. Tetracycline is a common antibiotic used across the board, but that does have the potential to stain teeth permanently. For those looking for veneers for tetracycline-stained teeth in Dunedin, Florida, Lepore Comprehensive Dentistry can help.


Tetracycline teeth are a phenomenon associated with staining caused by the very common antibiotic, tetracycline. The issue with this medication is that it can permanently stain the teeth of children under eight years and babies in utero in the tooth-forming phase. The problem is that teeth stained with this antibiotic are often yellow or brown, often with a striping effect, and many who suffer from this syndrome find it a huge blow to their self-esteem.

Veneers as Treatment for Tetracycline-Stained Teeth

  • Veneers can change the color of teeth to look more natural
  • Veneers are thin and easy to apply
  • Veneers do not damage the tooth as they usually require either no or minimal tooth alteration

Veneers are a great way to help change the color of teeth stained by tetracycline. Since this antibiotic fuses to the calcium in the teeth, traditional whitening methods are simply not going to be as effective as using veneers to help get rid of discoloration. Children are more likely to have staining from this medication, so they should not be getting veneers until adult teeth come in.

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Veneers are an efficient and fast way to alter your teeth’ shape and color without significant surgical intervention. The tooth is filed down to make room for the veneer, and a temporary veneer is placed, then the patient returns for their permanent set. Veneers are made of porcelain and are far more difficult to stain and can help your smile appear whiter, brighter, and more natural than other methods. It is a great way to cover up the stains tetracycline has caused and make your smile look great.

For those in the Dunedin, FL area, Drs. Ryan Lepore and Erin Dougherty with Lepore Comprehensive Dentistry can help you get the smile you always wanted; call (727) 608-4690 today.

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