When crowns no longer match the shade of your teeth, they hold back your smile from reaching its full potential. Many wish teeth whitening could be the simple solution to brighten your teeth, crowns and all.
Unfortunately, whitening crowns is not an option. You can’t whiten veneers or bridges, for that matter, either. A restoration that matches your smile is one of the many reasons why it’s important to choose a dentist that’s willing to work with you to achieve ideal results. Mindful shade-matching is a very important component of the restorative process.
Dr. Patel has the experience and artistic eye to deliver beautiful yet natural-looking results. Keep reading to learn the ways we can ensure your crowns are a beautiful addition to your smile.
You Can’t Whiten Crowns, But Here are Some Strategies to Get Your Dream Smile Anyway
1) Make Mindful Crown Shade Choices
While it’s certainly tempting to crown your visible teeth as soon as possible, it’s best to take a moment to think about your shade choices strategically. Since crowns can’t be whitened, your smile can only ever be as white as your crown.
If possible, whiten your teeth before placing your crown to ensure an ideal shade match. Shade-matching prior to treatment is the best way to get the results you want because you have the most control before your permanent crown.
2) Replace Old Crowns After Whitening
Don’t pick a crown shade with your goal shade in mind, because it can be difficult to match your teeth to the crown. Instead, whiten your teeth first and then get your crown. It’s much easier to create a crown matched to your already whitened smile.
Wait two weeks after whitening your teeth to make sure you’re satisfied with the results, and to give your smile a little break in between treatments. It may take a bit longer to complete your dental work, but it’s well worth your long-term satisfaction.
Choose Eola Dental for Your Crowns
Dr. Patel takes the time to strategize your porcelain crowns. This way, they are shade-matched and perfectly shaped for your smile. He considers all components of your dental care treatment plan and helps you time your treatments for the best possible results.
Call us today for more information on crowns or any of our other services. We look forward to working with you!