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How Can I Whiten My Teeth And Not My Crown
The crown of a tooth is that part of the tooth on top of the root. The crown of the tooth is the part that is visible in the mouth. A crown restoration is a procedure that restores the crown of a tooth that is damaged by fracture or extensive decay by cementing a replica of the crown over a prepared tooth, and is one of the most common ...Read more
Bleaching: You can try in-office or in-home bleaching. Normally, crown wont change color by bleaching but your teeth can become white and decreace the contrast between you dark teeth and white crown. However, it is very difficult, if not impossible to match perfectly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My dentist recommends i whiten my teeth before getting a crown. Will the new shade be easy to maintain so color of teeth & crown stay uniform?
Relatively easy: Brushing and flossing well, keeping regular dental hygiene appointments, and avoiding foods that stain teeth will all help, but lets face it, over time they will stain again regardless. Take home touch up kits are available to maintain the white color. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Only tooth : Only tooth structure that is exposed to dental whitening agents, will whiten. Porcelain or synthetic crown, cap, laminate veneer, composite resin, bonded filling or any other dental restorative material will not lighten with teeth bleaching products. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Will laser teeth whitening also whiten my crowns? I'm thinking about have my teeth whitened, but also have a few crowns. Will laser teeth whitening provide an even look, or does it react differently on surfaces that are not real tooth enamel?
Uneven shades!: Laser whitening and all other forms of teeth bleaching techniques are only going to work on natural teeth. You always have the option to bleach or whiten your natural teeth and than replace the crowns with new ones that match the improved shade. Good luck and remember how important that smile is to your overall appearance! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can I have laser teeth whitening done if I have fillings and crowns? I have several silver fillings and two crowns, and would like to have my teeth whitened. Would i still be able to have laser teeth whitening performed, or would I have to try another opt
Vallejo, Laser : Vallejo, laser whitening will work but will not whiten the crowns. If your crowns are in an esthetic area you may need to replace. This should occur after you achieve the shade you desire. Hope this is helpful, michael i. Wollock, dmd, agd fellow dentistry at suburban square 610-649-0313 www.Dentistryatsuburbansquare.Com. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Teeth whitening : You can use over the counter products, however, they are not so effective and/or stable. OTC bleach and whitening tooth paste could be used as a supplement only. A professional teeth whitening without laser, followed by home whitening system with custom trays for the long term effect. You will be very happy with the results. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See your dentist: This is the golden age of teeth whitening. With so many ways to whiten your teeth, i think the best person to help you is your friendly neighborhood dentist. There is no substitute for a dental prophylaxis, this should always be performed first. Bleaching your teeth is like waxing your car; you would never wax your car without washing it first. If your teeth do not whiten veneers could be for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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