Can teeth whitening cause missing fillings in holes in teeth?

Generally No. We ask patients to have any suspect fillings replaced before bleaching as we do not want the bleach to get into any open areas. If there are missing fillings already or holes in the teeth these should be repaired.
No. Usually decay, fractures/bad bite, your diet/ foods you eat, attrition/wear, open margins-- lack of seal, wedging effect of metallic fillings cause holes and broken fillings.
No. Missing fillings, that have come out of teeth that have been restored, need to be replaced as soon as possible. Whitening systems don't cause fillings to come out. Remember, fillings have a finite life span, and need to be replaced periodically. Please call your dentist now for an evaluation.
Unclear. Not sure i understand your question. Teeth whitening will not cause fillings to come out or cause holes in your teeth.

Related Questions

Help! How do I get teeth whitening with fillings?

Same as without. Teeth whitening procedures are the same whether or not you have fillings. After your teeth are whitened, you may want to change some of the fillings that are visible since the whitening process will not change the color of the fillings. Read more...
Replace. After whitening your teeth, old composite fillings are replaced to match the whiter shade of your teeth. Read more...

I've got fillings in my front teeth, what happened if I use teeth whitening?

Nothing... Fillings don't whiten; teeth do. If you whiten, the tooth part changes and the filling part doesn't. Read more...
Tooth Whitening. Tooth whitening although very effective, safe and easy to use for most patients, it will not affect a change to existing fillings, crowns or veneers. If you need work in your front teeth and also considering whitening, you may do well to do the whitening first to have the subsequent restorations match the whitened teeth. Read more...
You'll see fillings. If you front teeth fillings are in an area where they would be visible if they didn't already match your tooth shade, than whitening your teeth would make the fillings stand out. Your options are to do nothing or whiten your teeth and than replace your fillings with the shade that matches. There are other options, but they are much more invasive. Read more...
Depends. If your fillings are visible in your smile, then the fillings will usually be darker than your newly whitened teeth. If they are small, they can be easily replaced with a whiter filling material and match your now whiter teeth. If they are large, you may need to consider that they may need to be replaced with porcelain veneers or crowns. A full exam and consultation will help you to make a choice. Read more...
Tooth whitening. If you whiten your teeth, the fillings will not change color. If the fillings are visible, they will look darker than the teeth. If so, once your teeth whitening is completed, you can have the fillings replaced with a color that matches the whitened teeth. Read more...
Nice question... Teeth whitening does not lighten the color of fillings nor crowns. It is possible that if the teeth whiten quite a bit that the dental work may need to be replaced for a better shade match. Read more...

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 more...
Yes. . Yes. As mentioned by other dentists, you can whiten your teeth. Though the crowns and fillings will not change color. If you have crowns in the "esthetic zone", i recommend consulting with a dentist (not at a mall) before you whiten. He can show you the expected outcome; and together you can determine whether to simply whiten or whiten in conjunction with changing one or more restorations. Read more...
Your . Your natural tooth structure if permeable and absorbs stains, but porcelain crowns and composite resin fillings are not permeable in the same way. Porcelain not at all, and composite only superficially. So while your teeth may stain the restorative materials will not although they might acquire a superficial layer of adherent stain that will not penetrate the structure of the material. Tooth whitening works by liberating oxygen at the surface of the tooth which penetrates and reduces the color. This process will not affect porcelain and composite. So in answer to your question yes you can have your teeth whitened , but do not expect your crowns and fillings to change color. It the color shift you are desiring is different or lighter than your crowns and fillings you will need to budget for the cost of additional treatment cost. Dr. Neil mcleod dds dentistry that lasts - quality that counts. Read more...
Yes. . Yes. You can whiten your teeth. The crowns and fillings will not change color. That should not be too much of a problem unless they are in the front of your mouth. Read more...