For best shade matching results, take the patient’s shade first, before you prep or impress. Once teeth dehydrate, it can take 6 hours or longer to rehydrate causing teeth to appear several shades lighter.
This photo is evidence of why dental implants should not be placed in a patient before they have stopped growing. One of our dentists recently sent this case to our laboratory. This female patient (age 21) had an implant placed in the anterior of the maxilla when she was 15 years old. As the rest of her mouth…Continue reading
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