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Is It Possible to Change Tooth Color on a Denture?

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You’ve noticed that your denture has gotten a bit dingy with time. The teeth just don’t seem as bright as they used to be.

Can you lighten your denture teeth for a whiter smile?

You aren’t the first to ask.

Before Getting a Denture 

Once dentures are made, unfortunately, there’s no way to change the color of the teeth.

Talk with your dentist about what you want your new smile to look like. As you plan your denture design, you get to decide on things like tooth size, shape, and color. Your cosmetic dentist will help you determine which features best suit your complexion and facial shape.

It’s best to make sure that you’re happy with your denture right from the start. If you want whiter teeth later on, your only option is likely to be getting brand-new teeth. So give a lot of thought to the tooth color you want to live with before getting a denture!

How to Whiten Your Denture Teeth

All you can do to get a brighter smile for now is prevent and remove stains that have collected on your denture since you first started wearing it.

A few methods include:

  • Proper brushing and soaking every day to avoid stain buildup
  • Avoid staining foods and habits like smoking
  • Soaking your denture for ten minutes in a bleach and water ratio of 1:10

Never soak your denture or any other cleaning agent in hopes of getting whiter teeth. You can damage metal parts, fade the color of the gums, and even cause chemical irritation in your mouth. Harsh abrasives may scratch the surfaces, allowing even more stain to accumulate.

Always consult your dentist on safe and effective cleaning techniques for getting rid of denture stain.

Posted on behalf of:
Pure Dental Health
2285 Peachtree Rd #203
Atlanta, GA 30309
(678) 666-3642

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