Dental implants are chosen to match the teeth that are in your mouth, which means that if your dental implants were to become stained, they might no longer look like your other teeth. Although it’s rare for dental implants to become stained, it’s important to know under what circumstances a dental implant might stain, and what you can do to avoid this problem.
Do Dental Implants Stain?
Dental implants have a glazed surface that protects your implants from staining. However, this glazed surface can be worn away if you use the wrong kind of toothpaste. Avoid using a toothpaste that contains abrasive ingredients like baking soda or stain remover.
If Your Teeth Become Stained, Will Your Teeth No Longer Match Your Implant?
If your teeth become stained, your dental implant may remain a lighter color, which could mean that your implant will be a lighter color than the rest of your teeth. If this is a situation that you wish to avoid, the best thing you can do is to cut back on foods that could stain your teeth. Coffee, tea, and red wine can stain your teeth and could eventually lead to this kind of scenario.
Can You Whiten a Dental Implant?
Another common question that people often ask when they’re considering getting a dental implant is whether their implant can be whitened. After all, if their implant becomes stained, can they whiten it like a normal tooth to make it match the other teeth in their mouths?
The answer is no. Dental implants cannot be whitened. Dental implants are also not damaged by the tooth whitening process, so you should be able to whiten your other teeth without damaging your implant. Be sure your dentist knows before you whiten your teeth that you have an implant. This way, your dentist can warn you if the whitening process will affect your implant in any way.
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