I had dental bonding done about a decade ago to fix a chipped front tooth. It has begun showing its age. I wanted to replace it, but my old dentist retired and the new dentist doesn’t do dental bonding. Would I be able to just use teeth whitening and whiten my teeth and the bonding simultaneously?
You got fantastic mileage out of your dental bonding. Your previous dentist must have been quite skilled. Unfortunately, teeth whitening only works on natural tooth structure. Because of that, your dental bonding will be unaffected by the process. The dental bonding will have to be replaced.
If your new dentist does not do dental bonding, you can just go to another dentist to get it done. It is quite common for patients to go to one dentist for their general care and another for their cosmetic work.
If you were wanting to whiten your teeth anyway, the time to do that would be now, before you have the dental bonding redone. This way, when you do get it replaced, it can match the new brighter color you have after the bleaching is done.
Best of luck and hopefully the next dentist who does your chip repair will be as skilled as the original dentist.
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