Have you thought about whitening your teeth but you have a crown or two towards the front of your mouth? Can you still whiten your teeth? Since crowns are made to match the current color of your teeth and their color can’t be changed, it would look awkward to whiten your natural teeth while the crowns would still be the old color.
So, what can you do in this situation? What if you still want to brighten your natural teeth but you don’t want your crowns to be a different color? What are some possible ways to make this happen?
Two common options for whitening your teeth when you already have crowns include:
1) Having your teeth whitened and then replace your old crowns with new crowns to match the new color of your teeth.
2) You could place crowns or veneers on all of your front teeth to avoid future issues such as this, since your front teeth will all be made to be the same color.
Ideally, it is best to whiten your teeth before you have crowns placed. As you age, however, your natural teeth lose their brightness. Even if you had whitened your teeth before restoring your teeth with crowns, their color could still change in time.
If you are wanting to brighten your smile and you already have crowns on your teeth, talk to your dentist to find out what option would be best for you. Your dentist can evaluate your natural teeth and crowns, discuss the whitening options and make the appropriate recommendations for whitening your teeth. Call your dentist today!
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