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Fillings replacement and whitening, in what order?

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Posted by: diego_  (9 years ago)
I have small fillings on my upper frontal teeths that needs to be replaced, but i also want to try to whiten my teeth a little bit.

Now, the problem is that teeths needs to be healthy before bleaching, but if i change filling and then whiten it i'll probably need to replace fillings again because they will not become whiter. One dentist said that i could try to whiten it before i replace fillings, but there's a risk of small cavity on those teeth to become worse. Other dentist said that i could try to replace the fillings with a slightly whiter color than that of teeths, and then try to bleach the teeths to become as fillings.

What would you think is the best solution?
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I have small fillings on my upper frontal teeths that needs to be replaced, but i also want to try to whiten my teeth a little bit.

Now, the problem is that teeths needs to be healthy before bleaching, but if i change filling and then whiten it i'll probably need to replace fillings again because they will not become whiter. One dentist said that i could try to whiten it before i replace fillings, but there's a risk of small cavity on those teeth to become worse. Other dentist said that i could try to replace the fillings with a slightly whiter color than that of teeths, and then try to bleach the teeths to become as fillings.

What would you think is the best solution?


You must bleach your teeth and then let the color stabilize about 3 weeks before redoing the fillings. Yes, in the short term your fillings will look worse. There are no other alternatives. Dentists cannot guess what color your teeth will be after bleaching.
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