Q: Why are custom shades important?
A: Any specific tooth is a combination of
several shades. We want our work to
blend in with your patient’s natural teeth.
Only the dentist and the patient should be able to tell that there
manufactured teeth in the mouth. We work
hard toward that result.
Q: My patient bleaches their teeth; can I send
them over for a custom shade?
A: Yes, but they need to wait 3-5 days after
they bleach so that the teeth have settled down into the shade they will
Q: My patient does not bleach
, should I
take a shade immediately after the dental work is completed?
A: No, the patient’s teeth will be
dehydrated. Ideally the shade should be
taken at the beginning of the appointment BEFORE the dental work has begun, or
wait at least 24 hours.
Q: How long is the custom shade appointment?
A: The appointment will last about 10-15