Can I whiten a dental crown if it is old? My crown is turning beige. So are my teeth for that matter. I know I can whiten them, I was just wondering about the crown.
Beatrice N. – Pennsylvania
A dental crown, or any other dental restoration, cannot be whitened. Only natural tooth structure is whitened. That doesn’t mean you can’t have white teeth.
What it will mean is doing professional teeth whitening and then getting a new crown. Make sure you go to a dentist that does an all porcelain crown. It will be much more beautiful than a porcelain fused to metal crown.
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