I’m hoping you can help me. I have two teeth darker than my other teeth. One has bonding on it and the other one a dental crown. How can I get them whiter?
Sarah D. – Idaho Falls
There are two very important things to know about tooth whitening: First, it whitens evenly. That means if your teeth were uneven in color before you whitened them, they will be equally and more noticeably uneven afterward. Secondly, no dental materials, such as crowns, veneers, or bonding can be whitened. What color they are when they are placed is the color they will remain.
You do have options though. If it is only those two teeth you are worried about, and are otherwise satisfied with the color of your teeth, you could just have your dental bonding and your crown re-done. I recommend getting an all porcelain crown. They’ll be much more aesthetically pleasing.
If, however, you’d like all your teeth whitened, I would do the teeth whitening on all your teeth first, then get the new bonding and crown done to match the whiter color.
Good luck to you!
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