This device measures the shade of a natural tooth in all lighting conditions in the fastest and easiest way. Our dentists scan your teeth by using the color measurement device and suggest a color suitable for you by analyzing factors such as tooth hue, saturation, brightness / darkness, transparency etc. The data displayed by the device makes it possible to perfectly match the color of your teeth to ensure a natural aesthetic look. By using this advanced technology, we assure you that you will no longer have to worry that one of your crowns or veneers will not match the rest of your natural teeth. After the digital measurement and the analysis of our dentist, the ultimate choice will always be yours.
Do you know that the 4 incisors at the front are at least one shade lighter than canines? Premolars and molars are not as yellowish as canines, lower teeth are usually half shade darker than upper teeth. Besides, the tooth itself is not composed of a single color! The colors of dentin and enamel are always different. There is also a color difference between the cutter tip of the tooth and the bottom part that is close to the gum. The colors in tooth pallets have 3 main components. These are lightness or darkness of the color; density of the color; and shade of the color. Many brands offer various scales showing natural tooth colors. One of the most widely used is Vita Classic (there is a picture of it below). The color shades shown below are the most common seen natural tooth color shades.
The “A” color shades shown on the pallet refer to shades of red and brown. The “B” color shades refer to shades of red and yellow. The “C” color shades refer to shades of gray. The “D” color shades refer to shades of red and gray. In addition to these, there are hundreds of color shade options at different values within the range of these color shades.
Inadequate or improper oral care and consumption of too much tea, coffee, cigarettes and similar things that change the color of teeth may change the natural color of your teeth. Age is also another factor that makes your teeth yellowish.
If all visible teeth will be crowned, then there will be no need to match the natural color of patient’s teeth. In that case patient’s aesthetic expectations becomes much more important. However, aesthetic perceptions of each patient show great differences.
In many cases, patients may wish to select colors that are more assertive and very close to white. To fulfill these expectations, dental porcelain firms have produced special color scales (bleach, omega, etc.). Colors in this scales are brighter than the others.