Teeth Whitened: Before or After Dental Implants?

Midtown Dentistry's Truth in Pricing Scale:
4.6/5
Key cosmetic dental solutions:
Patient tips:

Many Financing options:

Our 5 locations:

Contact us:

White Teeth on Top of Dental Implants is a Must

A lot can be achieved through careful planning and patience, but if you intend to have a substantial amount of dental work, then it’s essential to make sure treatments are carried out in the correct sequence.

dental implants in houston This is why it is so important to choose the correct dentist to perform a smile makeover with dental implants, as they will be able to guide you through each of the necessary treatments, step by step, and will have thoroughly discussed with you beforehand precisely what can reasonably be achieved.

If the treatment is extensive, then your dentist may have referred you to a surgeon or other dental specialists who will work together as a team to make sure the best result possible is achieved. In some offices like Midtown Dentistry – there are multiple dentists, and most procedures are performed in the same place without the hassle of numerous locations.

TOOTH WHITENING WITH DENTAL IMPLANTS IN HOUSTON 

It is almost sure that your smile makeover will include teeth whitening, as this is one of the most popular procedures to have, but it is best to carry out this treatment first of all, and before continuing with other treatments such as implant crowns and bridges, and crowns and veneers. The whitening procedure must be finished before the final restorations are constructed, even if it takes a while for your teeth to reach the desired shade. Some dentists will recommend waiting another couple of weeks or so after the whitening process is complete, to allow the color to stabilize and settle down ultimately. Since dental implants take many months to heal – it is the perfect time to start bleaching using bleaching trays – to achieve the whitest possible results before the implants are ready to get the final teeth.

“always have the teeth whitened before you get the new veneers or crowns made” – Dr. Penchas

This is sensible advice, as this will help ensure the final shade chosen for the restorations is as accurate as possible, and that all the restorations look natural, and blend in with your newly whitened teeth. Porcelain implant crowns and veneers cannot be lightened or bleached to match whitened teeth, so if you choose to have teeth whitening after having restorative work, you are likely to end up with unevenly colored teeth. This isn’t exactly a good look, and you will be faced with another bill to replace these restorations.

It is worth bearing in mind that teeth whitening should only ever be carried out on a healthy mouth, and you should always have a checkup with your dentist before undergoing any whitening treatment. Over time, your teeth will begin to revert to their natural color, so you need to be prepared to have whitening boosters occasionally to maintain their freshness.

Houston Most Searched Dental Procedures

” They are all very welcoming, professional and knowledgeable, especially hygienist Loan Pham. I recently got braces and my  teeth look and feel great every time I leave her chair, even now with braces – she’s amazing.”

  • Aurelio Ayala Avatar

    I had a great time with Ana and Dr Max. It was an early morning... read more

    Aurelio Ayala 1/25/2021
    Benny Andrews Avatar

    I haven’t been to the dentist in 7 years and decided to finally take advantage... read more

    Benny Andrews 1/12/2021
    Mary Villarreal Avatar

    Yesterday i had an amazing experience at Midtown Dentistry /Westheimer ,
    I had an emergency due...
    read more

    Mary Villarreal 1/01/2021
  • David Whitaker Avatar

    First appointment. Serious issues. Allowed me to come in for help on short notice. Best... read more

    David Whitaker 12/22/2020
    Melanie Vazquez Avatar

    Everyone here is so friendly and helpful. Ana is great! I get the most excellent... read more

    Melanie Vazquez 12/18/2020
    mariah scott Avatar

    I visited Midtown Dentistry today due to pain and a routine cleaning. They were amazing!... read more

    mariah scott 12/17/2020
  • Kristine Singleton Avatar

    I've been a customer for years now and I love the services from the team... read more

    Kristine Singleton 12/08/2020
    CLassy Lady JOHNSON Avatar

    The entire staff is very friendly and professional. It is such a pleasure to receive... read more

    CLassy Lady JOHNSON 12/07/2020
    Annie Smith Avatar

    They are very warm, welcoming and caring. They do excellent work as well. I had... read more

    Annie Smith 11/25/2020
  • Angela Boardman Avatar

    I had been putting off returning to the dentist because of COVID. I returned today... read more

    Angela Boardman 11/24/2020
    JR Avatar

    I cannot say enough great things about this place and the operation being ran here.... read more

    JR 11/20/2020
    Franco Lopez Avatar

    Always fast and friendly - knowledgeable and kind doctor - procedures are always as fast... read more

    Franco Lopez 11/10/2020
  • Brianna Gordon Avatar

    Absolutely incredible experience!

    If you’re anything like me, dentist visits are always anxiety-inducing. Thankfully, EVERYONE at...
    read more

    Brianna Gordon 11/06/2020
    Kiridis Hawkins Avatar

    Everyone was really nice! I was a new patient and I felt welcomed. I usually... read more

    Kiridis Hawkins 10/30/2020
    Anthony Obiyan Avatar

    Lets just say, prior to my very first appt a year ago, i was terrified... read more

    Anthony Obiyan 10/26/2020
24/7 Appointment NOW
Select an office
make your appointment
or call direct