Dental implants and teeth whitening – especially when used in combination — will give you a grin that makes you want to smile.
Although it might sound overly dramatic, cosmetic dentistry can change your life. The days of smiling with your mouth closed and covering your mouth when you laugh will be gone. Instead, you’ll be happy to show off your gorgeous grin – and you’ll enjoy a boost in both confidence and self-esteem.
The steps to a smile makeover vary from patient to patient, but implant surgery and teeth whitening are two of the most commonly used procedures. When you have both treatments, you won’t believe the difference in your smile and your outlook on life.
Which Should Come First: Dental Implant Surgery or Teeth Whitening?
Dentists typically advise patients to have teeth whitening before they schedule their implant surgery.
Tooth implants are custom-made to match the color of your natural teeth. In addition, an implanted tooth cannot be bleached or whitened. So, for a brighter, whiter smile that matches, we recommend that you do the whitening treatment first.
Can You Get Teeth Whitening if You Already Have Dental Implants?
If you’ve undergone implant surgery in the past, you can still have your teeth whitened. The whitening treatment won’t harm your implanted teeth.
But, because your implants won’t get any lighter or change color at all, you may not have uniformity in the appearance of your teeth. If you do want to proceed with whitening, we have options for ensuring you get the results you desire.
What if Your Dental Implants Don’t Match Your Natural Teeth?
If your natural and implanted teeth are no longer the same shade – or if you want to do the whitening procedure despite already having implants – we can still ensure you get the dazzling smile you seek.
Once you have your teeth whitened to the shade you desire, we give your teeth a couple of weeks for the color to stabilize. At that time, we can match the shade of your newly-lightened teeth and make new implant crowns to match.
You won’t have to go through the entire implant surgery process again – only the crowns need to be replaced.
If you’re finally ready for the smile makeover you’ve been dreaming about, talk to an expert in cosmetic dentistry – like Dr. Richard Hughes and the professional team at Alta View Dental.
At Alta View Dental, we provide a range of advanced treatment options to improve the way your teeth look and function. You’ll be in good hands with us, as we’ve been helping northern Utah patients achieve their smile goals through cosmetic dentistry for over 30 years.
For more information about how dental implants and teeth whitening can give you the smile of your dreams, contact Alta View Dental in Sandy, Utah, today to schedule a consultation.