I have to get a porcelain crown and thought I’d get my teeth whitened at the same time. My dentist has this thing where you can get your teeth all the way whitened in one appointment. I wondered if it matters which one I do first. Will the crown whiten?
Billye Gaye- Maumelle, AR
Yes, it does matter which one you do first. Porcelain crowns will not whiten. At our office we do CEREC crowns, which are also one appointment. Whatever level of whiteness your dentist makes it is as white as it will ever get. So, I’d do your teeth whitening first, getting them to the level of whiteness you want, and then get the crown made to match that tone, especially if it is a front tooth that is very visible. However, if your crown is a back tooth, like a molar, it may not make a difference what color it is so the timing will not be as relevant.
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