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How can I whiten the caps on my teeth

How can I whiten my caps on my teeth

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Hi Melodia. When the Dental Lab makes our Caps, they use a white color that's matched as closely as possible to the white of our natural teeth. This is a set in color, permanent, and unfortunately there is no way to make them any whiter.

If you think they are stained by something, baking powder and a little water will polish a Cap back to it's original white.

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Melodia, sorry to inform you but there is no way to whiten your caps. They are made of porcelain and the only way to remediy the problem is to have them replaced. They will not whiten with any of the products on the market because they are non-porous and bleach will not affect them.

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If you have the new veneers put on, can those be placed over caps?

If you have the new veneers put on, can those be placed over caps?

Hi Melodia. That's a good question. I know that for Caps our natural tooth is ground down to basically a post, then the Cap fits over that. I don't know if the same procedure is done for Veneers.. or if they simply fit right over our existing teeth, Caps and all... ? 

Sorry I couldn't be of more help to you here. Maybe annette knows?

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You can visit cosmetic dentistry sites like:

http://www.cosmeticdentistryakron.com/

Melodia, Are you talking about veneeres or lumineers? Veneers are just a front piece glued on to your existing tooth. Lumineers on the other hand go over all of your teeth and an impression is made of your mouth so they will fit over existing caps. As far as having a veneer put on a cap, no, the cap would have to be replaced entirely. A veneer is bonded to the enamel on your existing tooth. It won't bond well to porcelain again because it is non porous unlike enamel is.

Yesterday's gone and Today is going fast, Tomorrow is all we have, Until it to has passed Band of One

Thank you, Annette. You seem very knowledgeable in this area. This is the first time I have used this site, just happened on it. I appreciate how everyone trys to help without sarcasim or snide remarks. Melodia

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