Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic procedure done at Holistic Dental Centers. Our practice helps Charlotte, NC area patients as well as those in surrounding communities rejuvenate their smiles quickly and easily using take-home whitening trays. However, many patients are worried about how their restorations will respond to treatment. For example, those with dental crowns may worry that teeth whitening will not brighten their entire smile.
Patients who speak with Dr. Carl McMillan quickly learn that dental crowns will not respond to teeth bleaching solutions. Dental crowns are not porous like the natural teeth and are fabricated to be a specific color. If patients have yellowed teeth and have a dental crown made, it will be created to look like the remaining smile to blend in. However, teeth whitening treatments will brighten the natural tooth enamel but not restorations, causing many dental crowns, veneers, bridges, and other repairs to stand out.
Patients who have restorations within their smile are often told they are not appropriate candidates for treatment. However, individuals seriously interested in making long-term improvements to the appearance of their smile may choose to whiten their teeth and have their restorations replaced to match accordingly. This does require patients to continually whiten their teeth to maintain the appropriate color so patients must be ready to make a long-term commitment to brightening their smile—as well as an investment in replacing restorations.
Dr. Carl McMillan encourages patients to take the time to learn about teeth whitening treatments to understand how they can affect their smiles. Many patients love the ability to brighten their teeth and have more control over the results they achieve with take-home whitening kits. Patients can obtain more whitening gel as necessary through their dentist and periodically brighten their smile. This is a wonderful option for individuals who have struggled their whole life with a dull, discolored smile.
Are you interested in learning more about dental crowns, teeth whitening, and other cosmetic restorations? Contact Holistic Dental Centers today and book a consultation appointment with our dedicated team of professionals. Find out how aesthetic treatments can dramatically enhance the natural beauty of your smile.