Can white fillings be whitened?

When I get a white fillingA lay term used for the restoring of lost tooth structure by using materials such as metal, alloy, or porcelain., can it be whitened further?

Cosmetic dentistry has become more and more popular in the last decade, with a greater number of people wanting to follow the example of their favourite celebrities and influencers by having different cosmetic dental treatments. One of the most popular treatments is teeth whitening, which can be done by a professional but also using over the counter products, which claim to whiten your teeth.

However, even if you whiten your natural teeth, will this have an effect on your compositeSingle surface composite filling (white or tooth colored) performed on a tooth in the front of the mouth. white fillings? Fortunately, the whitening treatment won’t negatively affect your fillings and cause any damage. White fillings are made from materials such as resin and porcelain and consequently are very strong and durable. This means you can undergo the treatment without having to worry about the fillings becoming defective.

Unfortunately, this doesn’t mean that the whitening treatment will whiten your fillings. The chemicals that whiten the teeth whiten the enamelHard calcified tissue covering dentin of the crown of tooth. but not the material that your white fillings are made from. If you want to have your fillings match the newly whitened teeth, you can have your old fillings replaced, however we would not recommend this.

If you have any additional queries regarding teeth whitening or fillings, please contact your dentist who will be happy schedule a consultation and give you further details. Before whitening your teeth please make sure to do the necessary research. We suggest having the whitening done professionally rather than trying the treatment at home.

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