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Can Teeth Whitening Work With Crowns And Fillings? What You Should Know

If you have multiple crowns and fillings, you may be wondering if you’re a good candidate for teeth whitening. Teeth whitening is a great way to enhance your smile by removing stains and discoloration. And while dental work like fillings and crowns can complicate things a bit, experienced cosmetic dentists like Dr. Nataliya Rozenfeld can always help you get the smile you deserve in North Scottsdale.

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Teeth Whitening Products Don’t Work On Crowns, Fillings, And Other Dental Work

First, let’s answer your question. The short answer is “no.” Teeth whitening products don’t work on fillings, dental crowns, or other types of dental restorations like veneers, inlays, and onlays. This is because dental restorations are typically made from resin or porcelain.

These materials are not organic and they are also nonporous. This means that they cannot become stained, but they also do not react to the peroxide whiteners that are used to whiten tooth enamel. In other words, the color of your existing dental work won’t ever really change.

That’s why it’s important to work with a dentist who will match dental work like fillings and crowns to the color of your other teeth. By choosing the right porcelain or resin material, your dentist can provide you with a seamless smile.

What Should I Do If I Want A Whiter Smile But I Have Dental Work?

Dental work like crowns and fillings can’t be whitened, but they also can’t be stained. Unfortunately, your natural tooth enamel can still become stained over time due to your diet and lifestyle habits. Drinking coffee, for example, can darken your teeth over time.

So what should you do if you want to whiten your teeth but you already have dental work like crowns or fillings? Usually, you have a couple of options:

  • Match teeth whitening to existing dental work – A skilled cosmetic dentist in North Scottsdale like Dr. Rozenfeld can create a personalized whitening plan just for you, based on the color of your existing dental work. Dr. Rozenfeld can whiten your natural teeth to match them to your dental work, creating a seamless smile.

  • Replace your old dental work – If you want a whiter smile and your old dental work is going to be much darker than your desired smile brightness, it may be possible to have your old dental work replaced. Depending on the situation, Dr. Rozenfeld may be able to remove your old fillings and crowns and replace them with brighter fillings or crowns.

  • Cover up with cosmetic dentistry – In some cases, treatments like veneers and dental bonding can be used to cover up old dental work like fillings, and provide you with a brighter and more appealing smile.

Every Patient Is Different – Get The Care You Need From Omni Dental Studio

When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, every patient has unique needs. And at Omni Dental Studio, Dr. Nataliya Rozenfeld can help you restore your smile and your confidence with expert care in North Scottsdale. So don’t wait. If you want to whiten your teeth but you have crowns and fillings, we’re here to help. Give Omni Dental Studio a call at (480) 725-4345 or contact us online to schedule your cosmetic consultation.

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