I’m a little frustrated. I’m getting a dental implant, but my dentist is insisting I get my teeth whitened first. She said otherwise the implant won’t match. Don’t they have different shades? I feel like this is forcing people to get another procedure they don’t want yet. I’d talked about whitening my teeth sometime in the future, but didn’t plan on paying for this now.
It sounds like your dentist didn’t do a good job explaining this. Dental implants can match any shade. What happens is after the healing time has past and it’s time to place your implant crown, your dentist will match it to the current shade of your teeth. This means the implant WILL match the rest of your teeth.
I’m thinking what she means is the implant won’t match AFTER you get your teeth whitened, if that is still something you want to do in the future. That means to get them to match, you’d have to have a new dental crown made to match the brighter color of your teeth.
What I think she’s trying to do is save you money in the long run by having you get the teeth whitening done first, so your implant crown will only have to be made once.
It’s not required. It will just help later if that’s something you are seriously looking into.
I hope this helps clear things up for you.
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