Teeth Whitening if You Have Fillings

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Teeth whitening is a fast, effective way to brighten your whole smile. However, whitening only affects natural dental enamel, which means that porcelain or tooth-colored restorations will not change color. If you have fillings, can you whiten your teeth? A consultation with our Los Angeles tooth whitening doctor can help you get the answers you need.

Most people display between six and ten teeth when they smile. If you have fillings in any of the teeth you show in your smile, conventional teeth whitening methods might not be the best option for you. The fillings will not change color with your teeth whitening, and this could lead to a multi-colored smile. If your fillings are old or worn, you might have the option of whitening your teeth and replacing your fillings with new restorations that match your new smile.

If teeth whitening is not an option for you, veneers might be. Veneers fit over the visible part of your teeth and cover many flaws. Porcelain resists stains, so your smile can continue to look good as long as your veneers remain in place. Call us today to learn more or to schedule your appointment with our team.

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