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Old 11-14-2010, 04:35 AM   #1
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Can crown's be lightened?

Hi, about 2 or 3 years ago i had a crown fitted to the top front of my mouth, so its visible when i smile etc... at the time i felt that the shading could have been a bit lighter, and mentioned to my dentist that looking at it, it looked a little darker than the rest of my teeth, he assured me its a good match and i just left it at that, since i feel the rest of my teeth have became even lighter than they were back then, leaving that tooth obviously a little darker.

I went for a checkup the other week and mentioned it again and was not offered anything, and he seemed to just say i would need another crown to change this, is that correct?

Is there anything i can buy that would also lighten the crown, or if i had cosmetic whitening done, would they also do the crown or does it not lighten a crown?


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Re: Can crown's be lightened?

There is no way to lighten a porcelain crown. Once the color is determined and then fired, it's permanent. The only way to get a lighter crown is by getting a new one in a lighter shade.
Porcelain color cannot be changed. Sorry.


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