Aesthetic dentistry has become increasingly popular over the past decade and more and more people are getting different cosmetic dental treatments. One of the most popular treatments is teeth whitening, which can be done by dentists.
But even if you whiten your natural teeth, will it have an effect on your composite white fillings?
The truth is that no teeth whitening treatment, whether applied professionally in the dental office or at home, will work on tooth-colored fillings or crowns.
Whitening gels and products are designed to only remove stains from natural tooth structures, not composite restorations.
Those with fillings or veneers on their front teeth may be at a disadvantage if they decide to whiten their teeth, as restorations may appear darker next to natural teeth. The lesson here is this: If you’re interested in a big smile with laser teeth whitening, do it before you get a veneer or veneer. If not, you may be left with a notable dissonance that continues until the color starts to rebalance.
If you have other problems with teeth whitening and fillings, contact your dentist and they will schedule a consultation and provide you with the necessary details.
Does Teeth Whitening Treatment Damage Restorations?
Durable materials are used when making veneers, crowns and even tooth-colored fillings. Composite fillings or porcelain restorations are unlikely to be affected by hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, the usual ingredients used to whiten your teeth. However, if you undergo teeth whitening treatment before having restorations, there is a high probability that two different colors will appear in your mouth that do not look good.
Talk To Your Dentist Before Whitening To Reduce Possible Damage To Fillings And Crowns
It’s always a good idea to make a checkup appointment with your dentist before considering whitening your teeth. This allows your dentist to identify potential issues that could cause problems during whitening. If you have dental restorations, it is recommended that you see your dentist before whitening. They can let you know how whiteness may affect your fillings or crowns.