Teeth affected by fluorosis can affect the confidence of individuals especially in severe cases. Therefore, the earlier patients seek treatment the problem can be treated. There are several methods of treatment with costs estimated at about 3,000 RMB to 4,000 RMB.
Consuming too much fluoride while the teeth are being formed can lead to fluorosis. Fluorosis causes white or brown discoloration or spots on the enamel, or tooth surface. The effects can range from minor color changes to surface of the teeth.
How is severe fluorosis treated?
In severe cases of fluorosis the teeth are stained yellow or brown and the surface of the teeth can become pitted. Using methods such as bleaching like cold-light whitening will not give any results and in contrast may worsen the situation of the teeth. Therefore, the only option would be the use of veneers or dental crowns to cover the tooth.
Costs of Veneers
Using veneers to treat the severe cases of fluorosis there is the choice of composite veneers or porcelain veneers. Composite veneers cost approximately over 1,000 RMB per veneer. Porcelain veneers come in at a estimated costs of 3,000 RMB to 4,000 RMB per tooth.
Costs of Dental Crowns
If patients decide to use dental crowns as a restoration method it’s usually advised that all porcelain crowns are used which in comparison with other materials is much more natural looking. All porcelain dental crowns costs can start at 3,000 RMB to 4,000 RMB per dental crown.
The price between veneers and dental crowns are not too big, however for accurate quotations and how many veneers or dental crowns are needed can only be decided after a examination. For teeth that are not too seriously damaged then veneers are sufficient, but should patients choose dental crowns and enamel is removed then they can’t consider veneers after. Therefore, it’s best to go for a consultation with a professional dental clinic so you know what to expect.