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Can You Whiten Your Crowns Or Dental Implants?
Your teeth are one of the most important and sensitive parts of your body. You should always ensure you take good care of your teeth, through regular brushing and flossing. When neglected, teeth can become damaged or even discolored, which affects a person’s self-esteem and their ability to eat and speak naturally with ease. By chance, you might find yourself with damaged teeth, either through decay due to poor dental hygiene habits or through an accident such as during an impact sport. In such an instance, you can choose to have dental crowns or dental implants.
What is a crown and why should you get one?
A crown is a type of dental restoration that wholly covers a tooth or dental implant. There are many reasons behind getting a crown, but if your dentist recommends a dental crown, it is probably to correct one of the following conditions:
- Restore a tooth to its normal shape and size
- Improve your tooth appearance and alignment
- Cover and support tooth
- Protect weak tooth from fracturing
- Restore an already broken tooth
- Attach bridges
- Strengthen a tooth where there isn’t enough tooth to hold a tooth filling
- Cover a dental implant
- Cover a tooth that has a root canal treatment.
Crowns come in two types.
- Porcelain-fused-to-metal crown which is more durable
- Porcelain tooth crowns which provide a more natural appearance
To get a tooth crown, first, visit a dentist for a check-up. If the dentist recommends a tooth crown, he will remove all the decay and shape the damaged tooth. Afterwards, the dentist will take digital pictures that are sent to the lab for your crowns to be crafted. You will be fixed with temporary crowns and on your next visit, the permanent crowns will be fixed.
You already got your crowns fixed but they aren’t as white as your other teeth, can you whiten them?
The shortest and simplest answer to that question is NO!
Most people tend to assume that crowns have the same characteristics as your natural teeth. However natural they may look, they are very different. That is why whitening treatments do not work on crowns as they work on natural teeth. In fact, you might find yourself with a complication you never bargained for if you decide to whiten your crowns.
1. Plan ahead:
This is the most effective solution. If you need your crowns to match your teeth, plan with your dentist. If your teeth aren’t white enough, whiten them before getting crowns. This is because the dentist prepares resins that match with the color of your teeth.
2. Replace your crowns:
If you already have your crowns fixed, and you got your teeth whitened, the only available solution is to get the crowns replaced.It is important to note that, crowns last about 10-15 years but could last your lifetime if you practice proper dental hygiene and avoid hard foods. If you are around Toronto, visit Dr. Chapnick at Milson Park Dental Office for more dental solutions and advice.
Now that you can’t whiten your dental veneers, there are lots of practices you can do to prevent your veneers from darkening. Although dental veneers do not require any special care, good oral hygiene like brushing and flossing are the key to maintaining the color of your veneers. Also, though porcelain veneers are resistant to stains, it is advisable to avoid foods and beverages that cause stains. Bearing in mind that veneers can’t be repaired when cracked or chipped, it is important that you avoid crushing and grinding habits. This can be achieved by avoiding the eating of hard foods and biting of nails.
We are a Family Friendly Practice
At Molson Park Dental Office, we provide family dentistry services. Toronto and Barrie dentist, Dr. Adam Chapnick works with every child to build trust and comfort through the entire dental visit process.
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