you have crowns that do not match your natural teeth? One
of the most difficult cosmetic procedures in any dental office
is matching the shade of a new veneer or crown to a patients
natural teeth. This is the result of a method of shade matching
that is over 50 years old, and most dentists still use this
same technique. You’ve probably seen the dentist or
assistant holding up a shade guide which has plastic “teeth”
of various colors and tries to match your teeth to one of
them. Often with very little success due to the variables
that affect the ultimate cosmetics of the crown:
- The lighting in the dental
- The lighting in the laboratory.
- The “eyes” of the
dentist or assistant.
- Frequently the patient’s
teeth may not match one of the shading chips.
Teeth are not one color. Often there
are variations where one section of the tooth is a different
color than other areas. To match perfectly these characterizations
must be reproduced in the final crown or veneer.
The old crown on patient’s
right side does not match the color or characterization of
her natural teeth.
Our office is dedicated
to ultimate esthetics using every new technology available.
We use a computerized shading system that eliminates the difficulties
in matching your new restoration.