Teeth Whitening With Dental Implants

Dental Implant Surgeon Algonquin | Dr. Christopher PottorffDental implant treatment is a great way to improve your smile and maintain the health and function of your teeth. But if you are also considering whitening your teeth, you may wonder how that will affect your implant. Schedule a consultation with our implant surgeon, Dr. Christopher Pottorff, to discuss how teeth whitening may affect your implants and smile.

Can Teeth Whitening Damage An Implant?

The good news is tooth whitening treatments will not damage your dental implant. It will not damage it because all the materials used in dental implants are extremely strong and durable. For example, the crown, or the visible portion of your implant, is made of porcelain or similar material. These materials are used not only because they resemble the natural look and feel of teeth but because they are very strong.

As a result, dental implants in Algonquin can withstand the wear and tear of chewing your food, brushing your teeth, and even the acidity of foods we eat. This toughness means that the materials used for dental implants will hold up to even the most vigorous whitening measures.

Effects Of Teeth Whitening On Dental Implants

Dental implants are not only strong, but they are also highly stain resistant. However, they are also resist to whitening and tooth bleaching. Teeth whitening procedures create a reaction that breaks apart the stains, restoring the tooth’s natural, whiter color. Crowns do not have any stains to be broken down; they are made of one color and stay that color.

If you get teeth whitening after dental implant treatment and your implant no longer matches your other brighter, whiter teeth, consult our Algonquin dentist, Dr. Christopher Pottorff, on the best way to keep your smile blended naturally.

Replacing A Dental Implant

If your implant is on a visible tooth and you wish to whiten your entire smile, you can partially replace it. The good news is that replacing your complete implant is unnecessary. Instead, you can replace just the crown while leaving the rest of the implant intact.

Preventing Tooth Discoloration

Just like tooth whitening will not affect the color of your implant, foods, and drinks will not alter its color either. However, we know that certain foods do cause discoloration of natural teeth. Therefore, the best way to keep a dental implant blending with your natural teeth is to take preventative measures to avoid staining.

Smoking is one of the worst causes of tooth discoloration, so you can add that to the list of reasons not to smoke. In addition, wine, coffee, tea, and brightly colored foods can all contribute to stains. Therefore, brushing twice daily for two minutes is essential to minimize stains. In addition, after indulging in foods that may cause stains, make sure to swish water around your mouth to help remove pigments from the surfaces of your teeth.

Schedule A Consultation Today!

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