As a dental professional, you may spend a lot of time working closely with your patients to help them improve their oral health through restorative and cosmetic procedures, such as crowns, bridges, and implants. While helping each patient improve the condition and overall appearance of their teeth, it’s not uncommon for them to need to wear something temporary until the permanent fixture is ready. When creating temporary crowns, bridges, veneers, inlays, and more, selecting the right shade to match the rest of the teeth is essential. If you’re not choosing a shade that gets as close to the patient’s natural teeth as possible, the material will stick out like a sore thumb and may cause patients to feel self-conscious about the appearance of their teeth.
You Can Choose Between Five Different Shades for Each Patient
When working with a patient, you’ll have five different shades to choose from, one of which will be the closest match with the natural color of their teeth. These shades include:
The A1 shade is a typical white shade designed to match those with whiter teeth. In addition, it’s the ideal shade for those with recently bleached and whitened teeth because of its brightness.
A2 shade has a bit more discoloration to it. Although the color is still white, it has a slight touch of yellow, standard in aging adults and those who consume products that may slightly stain the teeth, such as coffee and cigarettes.
The A3 shade has a slightly reddish-brown appearance. While this may seem dark, it’s the average color for most adults who haven’t undergone whitening procedures to lift stains from the surface of the teeth.
Although it’s lighter than A3, B1 is a darker shade of white that people with slight staining of the teeth tend to have. It has a much darker color when compared to A1, one of the top-rated shades for those who want the brightest, whitest smile possible.
The Bleach shade is one of the whitest options and is best for patients who’ve used whitening products or have had whitening treatments done in the office.
The Temporary Materials Are Easy to Use and Dry Quickly
The availability of temporary crown and bridge material shades that match closely with each patient’s natural teeth will leave them more satisfied with the appearance of their temporary fixture. However, there is even more to love about these products. You’ll have 40 seconds of working time, and the material sets within four minutes, regardless of the shade you’re using on the patient. As a result, you can work quicker and more efficiently to create temporary fixtures that your patients will use until their permanent piece is ready.
Selecting materials in the correct colors for your patients when preparing temporary crowns and other dental products is a necessity. At PlastCare USA, we provide a broad range of temporary crown and bridge material shades to ensure that you can offer the closest match possible. The superior ingredients used to prepare these components are easy to work with, dry quickly, and provide the durability patients need when waiting for their permanent crowns and bridges.