Do you have what you consider “a lot of dental work” in your smile? Have you recently decided that your smile really could look a lot better but you aren’t sure if we can help you whiten your teeth as a result of your existing restorations? The short response is: Of course we can help you with your smile, providing you with teeth whitening or another course of care. As for the specifics, let’s get a bit more in depth with a Q&A session.

Questions and Answers: Whitening

Question: What if I have some fillings in my back teeth but I want a whiter smile? Can I choose teeth whitening?

Answer: If you have metal fillings, we may suggest you replace them with white fillings to improve the look of your smile. If you already have composite fillings but you want to whiten your entire smile, you may go ahead with this treatment. If necessary, we might replace the existing composite with material that matches your newly brightened teeth for more seamless finish.

Question: What if I have visible crowns but I want a whiter smile? Can I just use teeth whitening for everything?

Answer: No. We can’t use whitening on material that is not your natural tooth tissue. We can, however, come up with an alternative plan of action to guide you toward a beautiful white smile. Usually, this means replacing your dental work and then treating natural teeth separately.

Question: What if my discoloration is uneven, severe in some places but mild in others? How can you help me arrive at a whiter, even-looking smile?

Answer: If your discoloration is quite uneven, we might steer you away from traditional whitening. To ensure the results are uniform, we might suggest the use of veneers or bonding.

Riverside Dental Group and Dental Associate Offices Serves a Community Near You!

Our dentists look forward to caring for you and every member of your family with a comprehensive selection of services. We will maintain and improve your oral health with a wide range of preventive, cosmetic, restorative, implant, and emergency dentistry techniques. We also specialize in endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, and orthodontics, serving patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at  (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.