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Discolored fillings in my front teeth

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Posted by: sweetbitter  (10 years ago)
Hi there!

I have fillings on my front teeth. Recently, I have noticed that they have discolored. I tried teeth bleaching but it hasn't helped. They even look worse now after I whitened my teeth because the difference in color between my teeth and the fillings became more obvious. What is the best thing that I can do? I have read somewhere that I
can fix this with lumineers. What is your opinion on this? Thanks!
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Posted by: tessiespain  (10 years ago)
Hi:-)

I disagree with Lumineers, they will make your teeth look longer and bulky. Look for a good cosmetic dentist in your area and have your fillings replaced. A true cosmetic dentist will be able to make your fillings match your natural teeth in terms of shade, gloss and texture.
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Posted by: ghnane  (10 years ago)
Dear Sweetbitter,
Most people would just redo those fillings since over time composite fillings may change color especially around the margins, even our teeth change color as we age. You must consider budget too. Lumineers are costly and pretty recent in the market many dentists are skeptical about them. Again it all depends on adjusting patients' unique needs and doing the best to achieve optimal satisfaction and function. You ay also consider veneers, but again your teeth my be prepared/reduced and contoured for veneers.
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