Can you whiten dental crowns?Once you’ve fixed your teeth woes with veneers, dental implants, crowns, or dentures, you may want to go a step further into achieving the smile of your dreams by making them dazzle with whitening services. However, commonly used materials for dental restorations are resistant to color change. While this is great news for avoiding new stains and discoloration, the nature of crowns, veneers, and implants provides complications in terms of teeth whitening.

How to Whiten When You Have Dental Restorations

As stated earlier, many dental restorations do not take to the whitening process after placement. It is possible to remove and replace these prosthetics with restorations of your desired shared. Still, your smile goals will be more easily attainable (and less expensive overall) if you consider whitening needs before receiving crowns, veneers, implants, or dentures.

The best way to achieve a gleaming, even tooth shade throughout your mouth is to undergo whitening prior to any dental restorations. Natural teeth can only change shades to a certain degree, while veneers and crowns are able to match any whiteness level. By having teeth whitening services first, your dentist can accurately match the color of your dental restorations to the rest of your smile.

While dental restorations maintain their color, it’s normal for your surrounding natural teeth to darken or yellow over time. This can create an uneven level of brightness in your mouth due to the contrast of colors of teeth. You can solve for mismatched shading by whitening your natural teeth until they resemble the shade of dental restorations again.

Finding the Right Whitening Treatment

Brightening your entire smile is possible regardless of whether you have dental restorations, but the process will differ and depend on which restorations you have and where you are in the process of them. No matter the state of your mouth, our experienced Marietta dental team is available to help find a teeth whitening solution that works for you. Contact us today to get the movie star smile you’ve always dreamed of!

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