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Custom Shading

As an additional professional service to our clients, Ceramic Design Technologies, Inc. provides Custom Shading for difficult cases. Today custom shading is in demand more than ever before, especially with so many patients bleaching. Using the latest shade guides from Vita (Classic, 3D and Bleach) and Ivoclar, shades are taken under color-corrective lighting by experienced technicians to provide true color matching.

On tough cases, you may want the added benefit of scheduling a patient at our facility. Please have the patient call the lab at 440-324-7704, two days after we receive the case, to set up an appointment. If the patient is bleaching, one week of rest is needed after bleaching is completed to capture correct shade. For shades that are difficult, custom staining with the patient may be necessary after the crown is fabricated.



Every visit is a unique experience!



Michael Nichols, CDT, TE, has many years experience in the art of custom shades. He received his CDT Certification for Ceramics in 1988 and in 2006, the Ohio State Dental Board granted Continuing Education Credits for Michael’s three part seminar on All-Ceramic Materials. With over 28 years of hands on experience, custom shading becomes an integral part of our service.

Note: Taking a stump shade is required on all metal-free restorations.