I did a removable implant on one of my front teeth 10 years ago. it doesn't look match another. I would.like to get a new match crown. do i need to buy a new implant to make a crown. what if i do the zoom teeth whitening before do the new crown. will i have color different in the future
Replace 10years Old Implant Crown?
Doctor Answers (3)
Hi, This is a perfect time to consider bleaching before replacing any crowns.
Here are a few comments to consider:
"Do I need to buy a new implant to make another crown?" .... Not
Please have your implant evaluated with a radiograph, periodontal pocket depths and occlusion(bite) by your Dentist.
Most likely you will not need anew implant or new implant abutment if all
all is healthy. You will need new impressions after your original crown
is taken off.
"What if I do ...teeth whitening before I do the new crown? Will I have a color difference in the future?"
Yes, you can bleach your teeth before you proceed with new crowns and
fillings if necessary. Your Dentist can document your present shade on a
shade guide and show you where you may end up after bleaching. Once
you have bleached your teeth it is usually a permanent lightening of your
Your teeth may darken if you smoke, drink a lot of coffee and tea, etc.
However, you can always bleach again to bring back to match to the
shades you, your Dentist and Porcelain Ceramist agree on. You may
want to discuss bleaching trays to bleach as well as Zoom in office
bleaching treatment. If you decide on bleaching trays, you will have them
for future "touch ups". Please consider to not bleach lighter than the
whites of your eyes. You may find this a most pleasing effect.
Cindy Trosen Sundet, DDS
New Porcelain Crown Over An Implant
You should not need to replace the implant to have a new crown that matches your existing teeth. The process is fairly easy and should only take a couple of visits to get you a new tooth that you can be proud of . Good luck.
Do I need a new implant?
If the implant is healthy you will not need a new implant just a new crown. As far as whitening is concerned individual choice, If your happy with the color of your teeth I suggest by passing the bleaching. If not do the whitening but remember you will need to continue the whitening process since its not a permanent change in color good luck
Kevin Coughlin DMD, MBA, MAGD CEO Baystate Dental PC