Why Whiten Before Cosmetic Treatment?
Are you considering having an aesthetic dental procedure, such as veneers, bonding, or a few tooth coloured fillings replaced? You may want to consider whitening your smile first.
Dental Work Doesn’t Whiten
Once you’ve had a restoration such as composite bonding, white fillings, or porcelain crowns placed, they stay that colour. The ceramic materials inside of them won’t respond to whitening agents.
Although superficial stains can be removed, the foundation of the material will remain constant. No whitening product will change its colour, so if you decide to go whiter later on, the entire restoration will need to be changed out.
A Brighter Base to Compare Things To
To help your dental work look as natural as possible, our Somerville dentist will match it to the tooth around it. If you’ve whitened prior to your treatment, it’s possible to match the new restoration to the brighter colour of your smile.
In the future as your tooth soaks up stains from your coffee or tea, simply touch up your whitening treatment to keep your smile bright. You’ll know it’s time when you begin to notice a colour difference between your enamel and your cosmetic dental work.
It May be All You Need
Sometimes teeth whitening is the quickest, easiest, and most affordable way to get a smile makeover. You might be surprised at what just changing your teeth by a few shades can do. Whitening can also be combined with treatments such as Invisalign or clear removable orthodontics.
It may be that you don’t need any actual “treatment” at all, once you see the way your smile looks after a professional whitening treatment.
Find Out if Your Teeth are Healthy Enough to Whiten
Before any type of teeth whitening treatment, get your smile screened for active decay or gum disease. Call Somersmiles Dental in Somerville today for more information.