Tooth discoloration is an important aesthetic complaint of patients. Discoloration of teeth can be either localized or generalized. It is essential to recognize the etiology and manage the discoloration accordingly. Localized discolored teeth can be managed by minimally invasive treatment options (such as resin infiltration, microabrasion, macroabrasion or bleaching) and restorative methods (such as composite or ceramic veneers or full coverage crowns). A combination of these treatments may provide a more successful outcome. An overview of the etiology of localized anterior discolored tooth, and the prevention and management of such clinical cases are discussed in this article.
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