I have two missing teeth that have been missing since birth. Right now I have two fake teeth on a retainer that are used to replace them. I’m hoping to get dental implants when I’m done saving up for them. I’m a little embarrassed, but my other teeth are pretty yellow. I’m hoping to get my teeth whitened. I was wondering if my fake teeth will whiten also?
Olivia R.- Madison, WI
You’ve asked a great question. No, fake teeth will not whiten. In fact, you can’t whiten any dental work, such as porcelain crowns or porcelain veneers. Only your natural teeth will respond to teeth whitening.
My recommendation is that a few weeks before you get your dental implants, you have your teeth whitened. This gives your tooth color time to settle in and your dentist can match the dental implants to your new white color.
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