Dentist in Reno, NV - Restorations & Crown Color Matching  - Atencio Dentistry

Whether it is the result of decay or tooth damage, you may find yourself needing a dental implant or crown. It can be embarrassing to go through the process of crown preparation or getting a dental implant only to have a crown placed that doesn’t match the color of your other teeth! You want a restoration that blends with your smile and is not noticeable. Our dentist in Reno, NV, explains more about crown matching and how a correct match blends your smile seamlessly and maintains your confidence.

Deciding on Color

Our dentist uses a shade guide to decide which color matches your teeth best before sending for a crown to be made. The guide is a variety of fake teeth of different colors that are held up next to your teeth for comparison. Some ways color is determined to include:

  • Natural Sunlight — Indoor lighting can make the color appear different. You may be asked to go outside to view the color in natural lighting for a more accurate representation.
  • Second Opinion — When color matching, our dentist may ask a colleague to take a look for a second opinion to reduce the chances of inaccuracy.

Shade & Color

When talking about color, it’s more about the shade than the actual color. Shades include hue (color), chroma (brightness), and value (light or dark). There are different combinations of color, brightness, and levels of light and dark that will be used to match your natural teeth, not just one solid color. This makes for a more natural appearance that blends well.

Preparing & Cementing

After our dentist matches the color, we will take any necessary impressions or digital photos of your teeth. The dental lab will use this information to create your crown. If the crown does not look right we will send it back to have them try again — we will do everything possible to make sure your smile is uniform and blended. We want you to feel confident about your new crown and smile!

Contact Our Dentist in Reno, NV, for More Information

To get in contact with our friendly team at Atencio Dentistry, call our Reno office today at (775) 298-6108!

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Been to my fair share of dentists all along the east coast. Dr Atencio is top shelf and his staff are fabulous. All professional and know what they are doing. Great friendly personalities . Christina is a master dealing with insurance companies. We highly recommend Atencio Dentistry.

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I was nervous to see a new doctor especially since I didn’t have the best experience at my last place but was surprised Everyone was very friendly and efficient. I felt comfortable and well taken care of. They took the time to explain what they were going to do and not get you in and rush you out. Very nice.

- Abilene R. abilene r 5 star review

I've been going to Dr. Atencio's office for several years and they've always done a great job. I'm so thankful for the care and advise I get from Mike, Laurie, and team. The staff are phenomenal. I can't say enough great things about them!

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So grateful to the Doctor and his staff fitting me in with dental emergency, especially a new patient. Staff competent, friendly, and efficient. Recommend highly.

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Very warm and genuine staff; very impressed!! Mike Atencio will definitely make you feel welcomed and at home. High level of professionalism and warmth!

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Our Reno, NV
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3773 Baker Lane, Suite #3
Reno, NV 89509


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Our Reno, NV
Dental Office
3773 Baker Lane, Suite #3
Reno, NV 89509


Office Hours:
Mon - Fri: 8AM - 4PM

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