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Choosing the Right Shade with Dr. Hamilton

August 24, 2020

One of the questions I commonly get when someone is interested in a smile redesign or getting veneers is, "How do we pick the shade?" We actually use a shade guide. When you're coming in for a smile design, typically you want to brighten things up. So, we'll first look at the shade you have and go a couple of shades brighter. Sometimes you want to be in the brighter range and sometimes you want to do a bleach shade! This is the common shades that we typically use for smile designs anyway.

Is it just as simple as picking a color off a chart?

What typically happens, and a lot of people don't know, is that teeth are not just one color from top to bottom. Usually teeth start off a little bit darker and they gradually get lighter toward the edge. So picking shades for a veneer case is not just picking colors off a chart - there's an art to it. You want to go to somebody who does smile designs and veneer cases on a regular basis, not somebody who just does it every once in awhile.

How do I know which veneer shade will look best on me?

One of the things that you might not be aware of is we can actually optimize your facial esthetics by making things compliment one another. One of the things that we do is we actually try and pick the shade by matching the whites of your eyes! That actually creates harmony and synergy within your face.If you want to design your perfect smile, come see us here at Atlanta Dental Spa, we would love to help you out!