I had dental bonding done on my two front teeth about 14 years ago. It probably needs to be replaced, but honestly I just can’t afford it right now. It is my understanding that the bonding doesn’t change color with teeth bleaching. I was wondering if it is possible to bleach the bonding back it the color is was originally?
- Tommy from New Mexico
You are correct. Teeth whitening will not improve the color of your dental bonding. In fact, there is a possibility it actually may make it look worse. This is because it will whiten all of your teeth that don’t have the bonding and the front ones will remain unaffected. This may even make your bonded teeth appear even darker.
Polishing may improve the look of your dental bonding. That is if the discoloring is from staining and it isn’t actually from the bonding agent. You would need to consult an excellent cosmetic dentist so that the bonding isn’t further damaged.
Your other option is to have them replaced. And if you don’t have the money, it may be worth it to wait. You don’t want to bargain shop when it comes to cosmetic dentistry. Make sure you seek out the true talents of a cosmetic dentist that is passionate about creating beautiful smiles.
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