As we’ve discussed in previous blog entries, there are plenty of advantages to getting your teeth whitened and indeed, your lovely bright smile can fill you with renewed confidence and make you feel good about yourself. However, one question that is often raised by our customers concerns teeth whitening after dental treatments.
What are dental crowns exactly?
Dental crowns are commonly used to repair teeth that are damaged or unsightly and work by covering the entire tooth. They can be used to improve a tooth’s shape, appearance, or alignment. They’re also used to top a dental implant. The crown is also tooth colored and is a great way of hiding an old, discolored filling.
It’s this natural looking tooth color that can present a problem for many patients since often it is whiter than their natural teeth and thus stands out, making their other teeth look darker. This can lead to patients feeling a loss of confidence and wondering whether they can improve their oral hygiene to somehow match the whiteness of the crown.
What can be done?
A solution to this dilemma is to whiten existing teeth so that your porcelain crowns can be color matched to the shade of your newly whitened teeth. Tooth whitening will help you prepare for the fitting of your crowns so that the result looks totally natural with crowns that are shaped and colored to your existing whitened teeth.
Is it safe to whiten teeth before having crowns fitted?
Yes, provided that you steer clear of cheap, over-the-counter home whitening treatments, which often produce uneven and patchy results. If you’re interested in learning more about our teeth whitening treatment before having crowns placed, then why not come and speak with the professionals here at Veranda Sun? The treatment is painless and long-lasting, and the results are stunning. Call us today to arrange an appointment or email us at [email protected].