A 59-year-old male asked:
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is it called air abrasion when a dentist just wants to lighten front teeth a shade or two since there is a lighter colored crown present?

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Dr. Behram Dalal
30 years experience Dentistry
Micro abrasion: Is the name of the procedure works well in combination with bleaching. Hope this helps.
Answered on Jul 9, 2013
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
No: Air abrasion is sometimes used to remove weaken tooth structure or decay, clean debris from teeth and crowns. It is more like sandblasting and is too powerful to lighten teeth. There are other ways to lighten teeth.
Answered on Jul 9, 2013
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