Many clients are crazy about shades for dental work. They love the natural blending of colors and the translucency on the incisor. They are also dying to see the natural anatomy for front and back teeth. Today we talk about what to do to create satisfactory shades and anatomy.
1. Send us portraits of the patient.
We need a front view and side view of the patient. First, it is important that we learn the patient’s gender and age. Second, with such pictures, we can check the patient’s smile and the shape of the patient’s face. Then we can decide the length of the teeth for the upper and the lower. We can also decide the shape of the crowns that we will make, whether they should be more square or oval.
2. Close view of smiles
By checking the patients’ smile line closely, we will learn the bite relationship of the upper and lower jaws. So we can decide the mid-line of the dental work, and how much of teeth should be shown for the upper and lower. With such pictures, we can design smiles beforehand. And we will make smiles that can best fit the patients.
3. Close view of natural teeth
Please send a high-resolution close view of the teeth, with 3 or 4 shade guides at the teeth. Some doctors use only one shade guide. That is not enough to fully embody the patients’ natural tooth color. With 3 or 4 shade guides around the natural teeth, we can compare and choose the shade guide that goes best for the natural teeth. We need a few pictures like that, in different light environment.
4. Close view of the abutments
We need to examine the stump shades, also with 3 to 4 shade guides around the natural teeth. Knowing the patients’ stump shades allows us to exactly mimic shades of the adjacent natural teeth. For example, if we learn the stump shade is very dark, we will have to make special treatments first.
With such high resolution pictures, we can create best shades and anatomy for your patients. For more details, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org