The materials used for crowns, veneers, and composite restorations look lifelike but are a different material than your teeth. They cannot be whitened, and no matter what we do, they will always remain the same shade of white as the day you got them.
Dr. Jesse Jenkins is an experienced cosmetic dentist in Arvada who has a couple of ways to approach this. Ideally, it's best to whiten your teeth first, so we can then match your dental work to the final results. That way, you can be assured of a consistent white shade for your entire smile.
It is possible to whiten teeth with older dental work, but it’s a bit more challenging to get a precise match between the two. However, we can perform step-by-step tooth whitening until we achieve a shade that’s as close as possible to your dental work.
You can help keep your teeth white by brushing at least twice a day and flossing once. Dental cleanings with your hygienist every six months remove all traces of plaque and tartar and keep your teeth looking clean and bright.
If you are concerned that your teeth no longer match your restorations, please call our Arvada dental office to book an appointment with Dr. Jenkins. She will be happy to meet with you to see how we can bring your smile back to a consistent shade of white.