How to darken the color of a plastic tooth?

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    psr89

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    Hello,
    Several weeks ago, I got a plastic tooth from a dentist who said that he would put a whiter plastic tooth because such plastic tooth becomes darker in 1-2 weeks. However, it is already over 6 weeks, and the plastic tooth is still much brighter than other teeth around it. See the image attached.
    Can I darken the color of this plastic tooth?
    I tried to put a paste based on coffee powder and later blueberry powder on this teeth and kept it for 1-2 min, but there were no effects.
    What else can be done?
    Thanks.
     

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    MattKW Verified Dentist

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    No, plastic teeth don't change colour over time if it's good quality. You can't change colour, so go back to dentist and have it changed.
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    Unfortunately nothing can be done to really change the color once the veneer has been cemented. Before cementation your doctor should have tried different shade of cements to change the color. Veneers are transparent and shade can be altered by using different shaded cements. If the color of the veneer is too far off, pigmentation can be added to the veneer to change the color further. It helps if the veneer is fabricated in the office so that these changes can be made while you wait and you are there to try in the veneer before it is permanently cemented. Matching a single tooth to natural teeth is a challenge but if care is taken along with an understanding of the materials a match can be achieved. Hang in there until the veneer is replaced.
     
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    Thanks!
     
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