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Three Steps to Choosing the Right Color Crown

Posted in Crowns

Restoring your tooth with a full coverage crown is important for the health and integrity of your smile, but it also has a huge aesthetic role to play. If your crown is in the front of your mouth, that restoration must also be carefully matched to the color of your other teeth. Otherwise it will stand out and make you feel conscious of your smile.

Here are 3 ways to make sure you’re choosing the right color for your crown:

Use Natural Light

Natural and artificial light can give you different interpretations of color. What looks great under an indoor light may look nothing like it out in the sunlight. Your dentist may decide to have you stand near a window or even step outside to get the perfect color match. 

Whiten Your Teeth First

If you are unhappy with the color of your other teeth, then whiten your smile before your crown treatment. All crowns are permanently shaded and cannot be whitened the way your other teeth can. Lighten your smile to its desired shade and then have your permanent crown made to match. Your natural teeth can be touched-up throughout the year to keep them bright. 

Ask About the Material Choices

Certain types of restorative materials look different than others. For instance, some are more translucent, offering different textures in color or shade, while others are opaque and appear consistent in color from top to bottom.

When cared for, your permanent crown can last about a decade. You want those years spent feeling good about the way your smile looks. Ask your dentist about which shade is best for your smile.

Posted on behalf of:
Soft Touch Dentistry
1214 Paragon Dr
O’Fallon, IL 62269
(618) 622-5050 

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