Archive for July 26, 2014
Dental implants can last a lifetime with proper maintenance and have a success rate of up to 98%, but they don’t always stay white. What do you do if those implants start to yellow?
Americans spend about $1.4 billion total on tooth whitening products and procedures every year, but even the best cosmetic dentist in the world can’t whiten dental implants with the same methods you’d use to whiten your teeth.
Before you take any teeth whitening action, figure out what your dental implants are made of. Plastic crowns and veneers might stain or discolor over time, but porcelain won’t discolor…or whiten. This means that, with either material, traditional teeth whitening methods may cause your implant to stand out.