Can I have teeth whitening if I have dental implants or crowns?
The team of Prestige Dental Family, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry offers patients in the Pasadena, California area a wide selection of treatment solutions for your smile. When patients have had restorations such as dental implants, they may wonder what other options they have for enhancing the smile. Teeth whitening is a popular choice by many of our patients because it provides a whiter, brighter smile in a relatively short period of time. Patients often ask their dentist: can I have teeth whitening if I have implants, crowns, or other restorations?
Restorations are commonly used to restore function and beauty to the smile. When implants and crowns are placed, they are often used for replacing missing teeth. When teeth whitening is performed, it will whiten the natural teeth but will not affect the restorations in the same way. Fillings, crowns, veneers, implants or other restorations will typically not change color. This is because the porcelain materials used in the restorations are not porous and not affected in the same manner.
What if I want to whiten my teeth but have restorations in place?
The first step is to consult with our dentist to discuss the options available to you. Many patients will consider having whitening performed and then replace the visible restorations that are darker or yellower in color. Restorations that are on the back teeth (molars) or that are not visible may not require replacement after whitening. For restorations on the front teeth, the new restorations are made to match the new color of the natural teeth. For the whitening to produce the best results long term, patients must continue to periodically whiten their smile to maintain the results, or the new restorations may be whiter than the existing teeth.
At Prestige Dental Family, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry, patients can ask their team about the benefits of treatment when dull, discolored teeth are a concern. Dr. Bouzoghlanian and his staff provide teeth whitening and many other aesthetic services that can be used to dramatically enhance the smile. If you want to discuss teeth whitening or any other cosmetic treatment available at the practice, you are welcome to contact the team at (626) 577-2017. Our practice is conveniently located in Pasadena, California at 1060 E. Green Street #203.
Location: 1060 E Green St #203, Pasadena, CA 91106
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