Is Tooth Whitening Effective on Dental Work?

The bleaching agents used by dentists are designed to penetrate tooth enamel to break up stains and return whiteness to your smile. Enamel is very different from ceramic and other materials used to repair teeth. If you live in or around Philadelphia, Dr. Lindsey Marshall can discuss the benefits and limitations of tooth whitening.

No matter which type of teeth whitening procedure you choose, bleaching won’t alter the color of inorganic materials. If you have fillings or crowns made from the following components, a whitening session won’t remove stains or make the restoration look more natural:

  • Porcelain
  • Composite resin
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Metal amalgam

Though Dr. Marshall will match porcelain veneers and other cosmetic treatments as closely as possible to the natural color of your teeth, it’s best to get tooth whitening before you undergo any type of restoration procedure. By doing this, Dr. Marshall can ensure the color of any dental work is in sync with your new smile, rather than teeth that were marred with stains and discoloration.

To learn more about our tooth whitening systems, please contact The Office of Lindsey F. Marshall or call (610) 649-0696 today to schedule your cosmetic consultation. Dr. Marshall serves patients from Ardmore, Philadelphia, and other areas in the Main Line.

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