Ways to Whiten Your Crowns or Fillings
People are always unhappy with the color of their teeth but, due to present availability of teeth whitening products, people can get a lighter shade of their teeth. There are different procedures that can help you whiten your teeth but the problem is that none of these products will affect the shade of crowns or fillings. It looks wearied when there are crowns in your mouth and they have a different color, especially when located in the front.
If you start using teeth whitening products, they will impact your natural teeth but the color of your crowns or fillings will stay the same. First of all, you need to consider whether the crown is lighter than the rest of your teeth. Due to the natural change of your dental enamel, it is expected that your crown will stand out. If the shade is lightly different from the color of the rest of your teeth, then using strips or teeth whitening toothpaste will help you eliminate the difference.
If you cannot reach the effect with these simple tricks, you will have a chance to visit a dentist and any dentist can make your teeth lighter by three or four shades. Any dentist will easily determine how many whitening procedures you need. But, first of all, you need to speak to your dentist about the problem. Sometimes, this coloration may happen to your crowns. It becomes noticeable if the gum line gets lower with time and exposes the base of the crown.
But some people prefer changing crowns to match the color of the teeth if a teeth whitening treatment has been done recently. Crowns are rather stable to any dirt and stains and they can stay in your mouth for about fifteen years without changing the color. Replacing a crown is a difficult operation and most of people decide to leave it as it is.
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