Trinity Dental Care

Will my crowns become whiter if I bleach my teeth?

When we create custom dental crowns, we match them to the color of your natural teeth, so they don’t look out of place or awkward. If your teeth become stained, yet your crowns remain white, we can provide a whitening system to restore the color of your natural teeth to match your crowns again. We offer a number of teeth whitening options in our Westwood dental office.

Since stained teeth are a natural part of aging, it is expected that they will darken with time. If your crowns are still in good condition, there is no reason to replace them.

If, however, your dental crowns and teeth are not the color you would like them to be, whitening your teeth will lighten the teeth’s appearance, yet the crowns will stay the same color.

Dental restorations such as fillings, crowns, bridges, veneers, and dental implant crowns are made of tooth-colored materials that do not respond to teeth whitening bleach, which is typically peroxide-based. Enamel contains microscopic pores that absorb the colors of the foods and beverages you eat. Dental crowns can become discolored but are not as susceptible as your teeth.

Let’s talk about your specific situation at your next appointment. Our Westwood dentists will explain all of your options for a whiter smile.