Digital Color Matching
Patients are smiling better than ever, thanks to our digital shade matching system. ClearMatch Shade Communication Software and our digital camera allow the equivalent of custom staining and glazing for every ceramic restoration.
Our camera is a Fuji S2 Pro, with a 105mm Macro (close-up) lens and a dedicated macro flash. The camera also features through the lens flash metering.
We take a picture of teeth to be restored, with a black and white grid and a shade tab for reference. ClearMatch software calibrates color from the image, then builds a “paint by numbers” map for each tooth to show patterns of color. A key helps our ceramists choose which porcelain colors to use.
The results are fabulous. We also use the camera for before and after pictures, documentation of soft tissue pathology, Invisalign® orthodontic cases, and for cosmetic cases in general.
by Keith Collins, DMD