I’m not sure what’s going on. I got a dental implant on a tooth in the front of my mouth. I did match my teeth, but once I had my teeth whitened they became mismatched. Do implants whiten differently than natural teeth? What do I need to do to even them out?
I’m curious as to a couple of things. One, did you see the same dentist for your teeth whitening as you did your dental implant? Two, did the dentist know you were interested in teeth whitening when he placed your dental implant?
If either of those is yes, you need a different dentist. If both are true, he’s either dishonest or incompetent.
The problem you’re running into is that dental work doesn’t whiten, only natural tooth structure. If your dentist knew you wanted to whiten your teeth, he should have instructed you to do that before having the porcelain crown made for your dental implant. This way the ceramist could have made it to match the color you’d want permanently.
Unfortunately, the only option at this point is to have the crown re-made. Nothing you do will whiten it further.
If your dentist is responsible for this inversion of the right procedure, I’d ask him to pay for the second crown. He’s not required to, but hopefully, he’ll be honest enough to do what is right for his patient.
If he’s unwilling there is no recourse, but I wouldn’t spend any further money on him. Have your crown done elsewhere.
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