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!


Your 5-Star-Rated & New Favorite Dentist in Northern Nevada

The team at Atencio family dentistry is amazing. The entire staff is kind, courteous, professional and most of all understanding of your needs. The prices are very reasonable and Dr. Atencio's work is perfection. Their dedication to professionalism and the highest quality dental care is why I only trust Atencio family dentistry. Well worth the drive for a great dental experience. See you next time.

- Justin warren b 5 star review

Had a recent visit to Atencio Dentistry as a new patient; staff was wonderful and accommodating to my disability needs from appointment scheduling to cleaning. My hygienist was very gentle. Dr. Atencio was present to review my dental X-rays and properly evaluated what needed to be done. Needed referral for evaluation for my jaw discomfort. Will be back to get what needs to be done and for my next cleaning.

- Donna abilene r 5 star review

Dr. Atencio and his staff are so friendly, kind, gentle and professional! I had a tooth pulled today, and everyone was awesome. Dr. Atencio was amazing and when he was done I was shocked that the tooth had been pulled. I highly recommend Dr. Atencio for any of your dental needs!

- Jeff j parel 5 star review

I like Karian, my new hygienist. She is personable, professional, knows her craft and made me feel comfortable and at ease. A very nice addition to Atencio's team. I also love the new air filtering equipment that has been added in each hygienist work station. An extra measure of precaution during this pandemic.
Nice to see a profession that is so proactive and protective during these challenging times

- Maggie kathleen a 5 star review

Excellent!! Wish I could give more stars as I am deathly afraid of the dentist and this office is amazing. Love the fact I can have nitrous oxide for cleanings. Sarah the dental hygienist is amazing!!! Best Dentist (Dr. Atencio) I have ever had in my 59 years!!! Thank you

- Cathy julius w 5 star review

*The reviews listed are from actual patients of Atencio Dentistry. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.
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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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