Dear Dr. Beasley,
I would love to whiten my teeth but one of my front teeth is a crown. Will the whitening process damage it?
It is not an issue of damaging your crown (10 years clinical use of whitening products containing 10% carbamide peroxide have not shown damage to dental restorations). However, existing restorations such as tooth-colored fillings, crowns, bonding, veneers and bridges will not lighten. This means that any pre-existing dental work may need replaced to match the new tooth shade achieved in your natural teeth if you proceed with the whitening process. More questions? Give us a call!