When it comes to your teeth, you want them looking their best all the time. Sometimes, whitening your teeth is a preferred method, since a little polishing is all you need. But what do you do when you have dental implants and you want to whiten your teeth? Are you even able to whiten your teeth with dental implants? We’ve got the answers for you right here! Keep in mind, however, that natural teeth are made from a different material than implants, so you will need to weigh your options carefully.
Whitening Teeth with Dental Implants
Once you get dental implants, you can still whiten your teeth the same way you normally would. Your natural teeth will react to the whitening agents as normal. With teeth whitening, your implants won’t be damaged, and your natural teeth will take on a greater sheen. However…
Whitening Dental Implants
Dental implants do not react the same way to teeth whitening agents as your natural teeth do. Because of this, if you were to whiten your natural teeth, their shade would lighten, but the color and shade of your implants would remain the same. Because teeth in the back of your mouth look darker to begin with (due to shadows), whitening your teeth might not be so noticeable with the difference in shade, assuming it’s not too drastic.
If your dental implants are in a more prominent spot in your mouth–say, in the front–then the difference will be much more noticeable and you may want to reconsider your desire to whiten your teeth altogether.
What to Do?
Instead of whitening your teeth after getting implants, consider going through whitening treatment before getting implants. This way, your dental implants can be created to match the final result after whitening, rather than having a mismatched color palette.
Regardless of your desire to whiten your teeth or not, dental implants can be a complete game-changer to the way you live your life. If you’re ready for a full mouth of teeth, visit us online and schedule an appointment today!