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Shade Selection and Cosmetic Dentistry

You’ve probably never realized that there were so many shades of white. One of the most important steps in cosmetic dentistry is getting the perfect shade selected for your treatment. Whether you’re having a new filling put in, a crown made, or a set of porcelain veneers designed – you want your teeth to look natural but look great at the same time!


Everyone wants whiter teeth, but it’s important to have white teeth that look natural. Depending on what type of treatment you’re having done, you’ll want to either select a white shade that blends in with your surrounding enamel (such as for a filling) or that gives you the dramatic impression that you’re looking for (such as with dental veneers.) Choosing the right color is very important when it comes to looking great but still looking real! 


Our teeth have natural hues of yellow or grey that come from the layers of the tooth under the actual enamel. These colors can be inherited, from medication, or even due to environmental factors that we are exposed to as we grow up. When you’re having a permanent restoration made, you want that restoration to reflect some of these natural tints.

You have more freedom to select dramatically different shades of materials when completing treatments like smile makeovers and porcelain veneers, which cover several teeth at a time. In natural lighting, your dentist can help you select a shade and undertone that looks the way you want it to, while also looking natural. Several shades are available and all of them will help your smile look its best! How white do you want your smile to be?

Posted on behalf of:
Envy Smile Dental Spa
1738 East 13th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11229
(718) 891-0606

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