Does your crown look like this? Have you had cavities patched? Is the porcelain chipped? Does the metal substructure show? Has your gum receeded, exposing the margin? Is the fit poor, causing your gum tissue to be deficient between the teeth? Does it match your adjacent teeth?
Or does it look like this? Does the porclain match the other natural teeth perfectly, including color, translucencies and other variances? Does your gum tissue fill the spaces between the crown and your other teeth? Is the margin of the crown invisible so you can’t tell where the crown ends and the tooth begins?
Dr. Amanda Seay puts so much into planning for your crown. Photography plays a big role. We take many pictures to send to the lab so they know what the surrounding teeth look like, for color, opacity, craze lines and other variances that should be included in your crown. There are pictures of your tooth by itself, with shade tabs, before, during and after prep. There are pictures with and without flash, from different angles or using different filters. A favorite filter of Dr. Seay is the polar_eyes filter; polar_eyes is a cross-polarization filter that makes it easy to eliminate unwanted reflections on the teeth that are caused by the flash. These specular highlights can obscure details in the teeth and cause problems when communicating with the lab.The polar_eyes filter also makes it easier to monitor and document deminineralization and decalcification white spot lesions. Then your temporary restoration is meticulously made so the impression for your permanent crown is perfect SO YOUR NEW CROWN IS PERFECT!
WITH POLAR_EYES FILTER