Custom Shading is a two-stage process. The patient is sent to our lab in Calgary to select the shade; this must be at least 24 hours after preparation has been completed to allow for the teeth to re-hydrate from the preparation procedure or better yet before the tooth has been prepped. The crown is then fabricated and delivered to the dentist’s office in a biscuit bake stage (un- glazed). The dentist then tries the crown in the mouth and checks proximal contacts, occlusion and fit. The temp is then placed back onto the preparation and the patient is sent to the lab with the entire case.
The patient can expect to spend approximately 1 hour at the lab, where our ceramist will customize the colour and shape. The patient is then sent back to the dentist’s office, where the finished restoration is cemented.
With over 75 years of combined technical experience, Shaw Dental Labs has gained a loyal customer base by exceeding expectations and providing our clients with consistent, aesthetic restorations. With our depth of technical expertise, we are happy to assist you with any questions or concerns in regards to case planning and product selection.