Of course you want your teeth to look as bright as possible. Whiter teeth give the appearance
of health and youth as well as boosting your confidence, so it’s understandable that white teeth
would be a priority!
But what happens when you want a professional teeth whitening but you have dental implants
or dentures? You can still have a white smile even with these cosmetic treatments, so here’s
how you can get professional whitening done right with dental implants or dentures.
Yes, But There Is a Right Way to Do It
The best way to get a professional teeth whitening along with your dental implants or dentures
is to get the whitening procedure done prior to your restoration work.
Whitening your teeth before you get dental implants or dentures is the best way to ensure that
all your teeth will be a uniform color and that your smile looks perfect. When you have your
consultation for dentures or dental implants, ask your dentist if professional teeth whitening is
a possibility before your procedure so that you can have the best and brightest smile once your
restorations are complete!
Whitening Full or Partial Dentures
Since dentures are typically made out of a different material than the dental crown that
completes your dental implant, they are more apt to absorb stains. It’s best if stains are
removed daily through regular brushing and cleaning of your full or partial dentures.
You may also have the option to have your dentures professionally polished to look their best.
When it comes to partial dentures, considering teeth whitening before your restoration is going
to help you smile look complete!
What About Whitening After the Procedure?
Since the dental crown that affixes to the end of your dental implant is made of porcelain, it’s
extremely resistant to staining. This also means that it’ll be resistant to whitening too! It’s
important to address your teeth whitening goals before your dental implant procedure if
If your dental implant is in the rear of your mouth and not easily seen, your dentist may
consider a professional teeth whitening on the rest of your visible teeth and be less concerned
about non-visible teeth matching.
If you have a partial denture and are interested in teeth whitening, you may need to have your
partial denture re-made to match your teeth after the whitening process. Since dentures need
to be replaced after several years anyway, this may be a good opportunity to consider teeth
Teeth whitening is possible even with dental implants and dentures. Whether you’re
considering teeth whitening before your procedure—which is the ideal time—or after, your
dentist can work with you to address your teeth whitening needs. You can have the bright smile
of your dreams even with restoration work, just ask your dentist how!