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Can Dental Crowns Be Whitened?

Posted on 5/22/2023 by Rho Family Dentistry
Can Dental Crowns Be Whitened?No one will want spotty or stained teeth to stand in the way of a beaming smile. Due to this, many people will turn to teeth whitening. However, for people with dental crowns, it does not work. Replacing broken or damaged teeth with a crown is easy but may cause issues during teeth whitening.

Dental crowns are made from different materials. For this reason, it is normal for anyone to wonder if whitening is possible. Prior to proceeding with the treatment, discussing the options with the dentist is essential.

Understanding Dental Crowns

Crowns are made from resins or porcelain. If a dentist recommends dental crowns, they will first take impressions of the mouth to create a fitting crown over the affected tooth. After that, the crown is bonded to the tooth, lasting over seven years.

While making the crowns, the dentist ensures it matches the color of the existing teeth. If your natural teeth start yellowing, the crown appears whiter than the nearby teeth. Nevertheless, the dental crowns remain the same and do not easily stain like natural teeth.

Whitening a Tooth Crown

It is essential to understand that dental crowns cannot be whitened. However, the dentist can whiten the existing teeth for a closer match. The porcelain used in dental crowns withstands powerful whitening agents. Therefore, patients can undergo teeth whitening procedures without damaging the existing crowns.

Can Tooth Whitening affect Dental Crowns?

Teeth whitening does not affect dental crowns, it doesn't whiten them either. It only whitens the existing natural teeth. The only alternative available if teeth cannot be bleached to match the crown's color is to replace the crows. In this way, the dentist can restore patients' smiles by replacing the old dental crowns with new ones matching the color of the just whitened teeth. As such, it makes the entire mouth sparkle white.

Consult us for the best step and ways of improving the appearance of your existing dental crowns or discover what options you have for whitening while you have crowns.

Jeffrey J. Rho, DDS

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