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Does Teeth Whitening Damage Crowns & Bridges? June 29, 2017

Chesaning, Saginaw
Does Teeth Whitening Damage Crowns & Bridges? , Chesaning, Michigan

Thanks to advancements in dentistry and technology, teeth whitening has become easier, more affordable, and more effective than ever. If you’re interested in a brighter, more beautiful smile, you can attain one through a professional procedure in just one visit. However, many people with crowns or bridges worry the treatment will damage their restorations. Fortunately, teeth whitening does not cause any harm to real or artificial teeth. However, there are a few factors to consider when combining teeth whitening with dental restorations.

Teeth Whitening & Dental Restorations: What to Know

The Results

A popular form of professional teeth whitening involves applying a gel to your smile’s surface. To speed up the process, your dentist will use LED light. Within 30 minutes, your teeth will become several shades lighter. Since the gel is specially formulated for oral safety, it will not damage tooth crowns, bridges, and other restorations.

Aesthetic Considerations

teeth whiteningAlthough teeth whitening will not damage restored teeth, it will not whiten them, either. Whitening agents are specifically designed to interact with tooth enamel—they will not activate when applied to porcelain and other restorative materials. When choosing a teeth whitening procedure, you want to consider the placement of surrounding restorations to prevent your smile from looking noticeably uneven.

Your Options

If you already have a visible dental bridge or crown, talk to your dentist about your teeth whitening options. If you are serious about brightening your smile, you can have your dental crowns or bridge replaced to complement a lighter shade. If you’re due for a dental restoration in the future, you may want to consider whitening your teeth beforehand. For a seamless finish, your implants will be matched to the shade of your existing enamel.   

 

If you crave a dazzling, healthy smile, consult the experts from Chesaning Family Dental in Saginaw County, MI. This friendly family dentist offers teeth whitening, tooth crowns, and other dental procedures you may need. Call today at (989) 845-7242 to schedule an appointment, or visit the website for more information. 

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