How can I get rid of deep set stain on front tooth caused by absess while tooth was growing

I have a deep stain on my front tooth, ive been bullied about it ever since I was in school and im very self concious about it. My dentist tried to patch it up which still wouldnt hide the stain, any options of what I can do to get rid of it that wont cost me an arm and a leg, being a young single mother I just cannot afford the prices im finding for veneers etc hoping theres a cheaper option available. (Dentist thinks it was caused by an absess while the tooth was growing)

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Answer: Internal whitening

By Sarah h
Dental Professional

Bullying for any reason should not be tolerated. It is unfortunate that you were exposed to it.  There are several options for treating the discolored tooth.  More than likely, if the tooth abscessed when you were younger, it will need a root canal unless the canal itself has calcified.  Once the root canal is performed, all the dead nerve tissue will be removed from the tooth.  Internal bleaching (inside the canal) can be performed.  This should give you some relief.  After a root canal, a tooth should have a crown.  Being that you are a single mother, you may want to find a dental office that accepts care credit or can work with you on 2-3 payments.  You may need to have the procedure paid in full prior to the permanent restoration cemented.  Many times, your dental insurance will help cover the cost of the root canal and the crown.  Veneers are strictly cosmetic, so not only are they more expensive, but they are very thin and if your tooth is dark, there may be show through.  An all porcelain restoration is the most esthetic and can match your other teeth nearly perfect.  If you cannot afford it right now, put money aside until you can.  This will allow you to have a beautiful restoration you are happy with and will last for years to come if maintained properly.

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