How do I know what color my veneers, crowns, or implants will be?
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Q: How do I know what color my veneers, crowns, or implants will be?
A: They can be as white or as bright as you want them to be. Usually, the answer is to whiten your natural teeth to either the level of whiteness you want or to the brightest they can be.
Your cosmetic dentist will then have the veneers made to that color. Teeth are of course not monochromatic, so typically more than one color is used to create a very natural look. This color variation is critical in avoiding fake or artificial looking teeth. It's the internal contrast of colors that help create vitality.
The internal play of light on the porcelain in the restoration helps to create this vitality. Surface texture is also very important, and helps to break up light reflections and make the veneers, crowns, caps, bridges, or implants look more natural.
Author: Dr. Ryan Wallin D.D.S
Source: Go Gilbert Magazine