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Continuing Dental Education

Genesis Continuing Dental Education

Continuing Dental Education

We are pleased to announce that we are expanding our course offerings and have now packaged them all under the name Genesis.    We are offering courses to the ENTIRE TEAM including: Dentists, Dental Assistants, Treatment Coordinators, and Hygienists.

Our faculty continues to expand with some very exciting, dynamic, new speakers in the fields of: Endodontics, Digital Dentistry, and more.

Please have a look at our Genesis website and see which courses speak to you as a dental professional.

Whitening Fake Teeth

What to Consider Before Attempting to Whiten Fake Teeth

If you’ve ever considered whitening your teeth, the first thing that comes to your mind is probably how you can get the whitest teeth in the quickest way possible. What you probably aren’t thinking about is whether or not it’s possible to whiten fake teeth.

How Fake Teeth Respond to Whitening Treatments

For patients that have crowns, veneers, dental implants or bridges, whitening fake teeth is something you need to consider before starting a whitening treatment. Why is that? Because many different dental materials such as those used in restorations or cosmetic treatments will not respond to whiteners. In fact, the whitening treatment may actually damage your natural or fake teeth. Especially if the restoration is old, leaky, or the tooth around it has started to decay again. You may start to experience sensitivity, burning, or tissue irritation simply from an over the counter whitening kit.

Some superficial stains, such as those caused by tobacco or coffee may lift off of your crowns or tooth colored fillings. But, you should never start a whitening routine without first checking with your dentist and having a thorough exam of your teeth and restorations. You want to be sure that you won’t damage your natural teeth or fake teeth during the whitening process.

Having Brighter Teeth

Fake teeth will never change colors once they have been placed inside of your mouth. The porcelain or resin materials are permanently shaded to match the color of the teeth around them. Once they are there, they will always look that way (other than superficial food stains that may accumulate.)

However, if you would like to change your smile – you may want to consider replacing your fake teeth to match your whitened tooth enamel. As long as all of your crowns, fillings or other restorations are safe, we can brighten your smile as white as you want it to be – and then change the restorations out afterward. Your new restorations will be re-matched to your new shade of teeth, providing you with a whitened smile that is dramatically brighter than it was before.

Maintaining a White Smile

Over time your natural teeth will start absorbing stains again. That’s why you will want to touch up your whitening treatment 2 or 3 times each year (preferably after a cleaning and polishing) to keep your natural teeth the same color as your whitened fake teeth. Otherwise, your restorations will be whiter than your real teeth after just a few years. With professional whitening treatment you can get results that are more effective and safer than weaker store-bought whitening kits.

At Chrysalis Dental Centres, we can help you change the way your smile looks. Our practice is focussed on the placement and restoration of dental implant solutions. We concentrate on dental implant solutions from individual teeth, to bridges, to entire arches of teeth.

Call us today for a hassle free consultation: 1 888 733-6983.


Here are some tips on how to keep fake teeth stain resistant.

Sea Shell Dental implant

Dental Implants – they weren’t always made of titanium.

Titanium dental implants are a relatively recent human discovery.

Evidence has been gathered, through archeology, showing us that human tooth replacement actually goes back thousands of years.

Sea Shell Dental implant

Some of the precursors to dental implants were made of sea shells

Some of the earliest versions of a dental implant were made of ivory as well as from precious metals.  Previous generations were very inventive when it came to developing predecessors of the dental implant. In China, they have found human remains with bamboo pegs hammered into the jaw replacing lost teeth. These remains are approximately four thousand years old. In Egypt, they have found human remains with pegs of precious metal in the jaw. Another precursor to the dental implant. Some Egyptian mummies were found with human teeth that were transplanted from other people. Other mummies were discovered with teeth of ivory. In a Honduras archeological site dating back to 600 AD, they found the lower jaw of a Mayan woman with replacement teeth made from pieces of shell that were shaped to resemble teeth. These fragments are on display at the Osteological Collection of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University.

Are you interested in a dental implant solution?  Contact us at Chrysalis Dental Centres for a hassle free, no obligation consultation to find out if you are a candidate for one of our dental implant solutions?

Call 1-888-733-6983 today!