- On February 27, 2018
One of the perks of modern oral prosthetics is that dental crowns and bridges look, function, and feel like real teeth. The downside to this is some people may overlook the important differences between natural teeth and crowns. As a result, teeth whitening with crowns and bridges can often have unintended results.
About Over-the-Counter Whitening
There are two different approaches to teeth whitening. One of them is to opt for professional treatment while the other is to purchase an over-the-counter product. It is not advisable to go for the pharmacy brands, especially if you have bridges or crowns. The harsh chemicals can strip the material, ruining their look and reducing their strength. Other drawbacks include:
- Expensive products do not always work
- Cannot consult with dental experts about existing oral health concerns
- Over-the-counter whitening products can cause premature damage to crowns and bridges without impacting color
About Professional Teeth Whitening
If you are at all interested in brightening your smile, the best way to do this is with professional teeth whitening. Dentists and their staff understand that there are special considerations involved when it comes to teeth whitening with crowns and bridges. They can work with you to find the best and most practical way to get your teeth whiter without impacting your prosthetics. Other benefits to having your teeth professionally whitened include:
- Dentists understand complications involved with whitening with implants
- Treatments whiten teeth without ruining crowns, bridges, and other implants
- Much more effective than over-the-counter treatment
Tips on Teeth Whitening with Crowns and Bridges
Traditional teeth whitening products do not have any affect on dental bridges, crowns, or other prosthetics. This is because the materials used to make those dental implants do not change color. Ideally, you should whiten your teeth before these items are placed, to ensure smooth color correlation.
If your teeth changed color after you received your dental crowns, dental bridges, or other implants, there are still things you can do. Contact us at All Smiles Dentistry to book an appointment. We can remove the crowns or bridges during your whitening treatment, replacing them when you are done with ones that matches your shade. Our dental staff can also give you tips on how to keep your teeth and your prosthetics looking their best.
The best and most reliable way to ensure that your teeth whitening endeavors involving dental prosthetics work out is to contact a dentist. Here at All Smiles Family Dentistry, we want to give you the smile of your dreams without any unpleasant coloring effects.
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