I want to get my teeth whitened and then replace a crown to match it. I showed him how white I wanted it and he said I want them too white. He feels it wouldn’t look natural. I see people with white teeth like that all the time, especially like news readers on television. Am I being unreasonable?
We have people come to our office all the time who’ve bumped up against this problem. Dentists who don’t do a lot of cosmetic work have a lot of misconceptions about both teeth whitening and smile makeovers.
If you look at the smile guide below you’ll notice the whitest shade isn’t as white as most people want their teeth today.
This was the standard guide for dentists when it came to coloring dental work. They used this to match shades of teeth. Then teeth whitening came on the scene and teeth were able to get much whiter.
As more and more patients were interested in brighter smiles, a new smile guide came out to accomadate the whiter shades more and more patient’s wanted.
You Need a Cosmetic Dentist
If you want this done right, you’re likely going to have to go to a dentist who’s invested a lot of time in cosmetic training. While almost any dentist can generally do teeth whitening, you’re also talking about needing a crown re-done to match your new color properly.
To get it the whiteness you want and blend beautifully and naturally, you want an expert cosmetic dentist.
My suggestion is you look for either an AACD accredited dentist or one who is recommended by the mynewsmile.com website. They screen cosmetic dentists ahead of time so you can know they’ll do a fantastic job.
This blog is brouht to you by Grosse Pointe Dentist Dr. Theodore Hadgis.