Teeth can be dark due to staining from the outside (extrinsic) or inside (intrinsic). Common causes of extrinsic stains are:
A through cleaning is performed initially, then an evaluation of the stains remaining are made. Whitening the teeth usually removes most extrinsic stains, although stains in cracks may need a white bonding or veneer placed to remove them.
Common causes of intrinsic stains are caused by the following:
Mild intrinsic stains can be removed with whitening your teeth, but it is unpredictable. Darker stains can be resolved with bonding, veneers, or crowns. Bonding is less expensive, but can stain over time. Veneers and crowns are much more predictable, longer lasting, and usually more aesthetically pleasing. The disadvantage is the cost is higher
Please ask our dentist what your options are, and the associated cost.