Precise Color Matching

Precise Color Matching

Precise color matching is a vital component of successful aesthetic dental restorations. Producing porcelain crowns and veneers with the exact features of a patient’s natural teeth goes far beyond matching a single color. Restorations that don’t match exactly will stand out, and although a bright white smile is usually the goal, a shade too light can be just as problematic.

dental color chart

An example Dental Color Chart


Because teeth naturally darken over time, this must also be evaluated and taken into consideration when creating a long-lasting restoration that will be present in the mouth side-by-side with natural darkening. For these and other reasons, color-matching has historically been a common obstacle in creating aesthetic restorations. It is no longer enough to use traditional shade guides to match tooth color. These shade guides provide the hue and chroma of the tooth, but do not consider other dimensions of the adjacent natural teeth.


However, modern technology has allowed us to precisely match your natural teeth – not only just their color, but also their brilliance. With renowned porcelain brands like Empress and DaVinci that create luminescent crowns and veneers and our computer-generated precise color matching system that takes your natural features into consideration, we are able to offer the most accurate color matching available in the world – all in the comfort and convenience of our midtown dentist office.