Technical Tips


Shade Matching

Shade matching can be somewhat intimidating thanks to a variety of external factors. Understanding these factors is the first step in achieving an accurate shade match and optimal result. Shikosha Dental Lab offers shade matching in our laboratory Monday through Friday, from 9AM-12PM and 1PM-3PM, and we are available (by appointment) to come to your office and match your patient's shade while in the chair.

If you're looking for some tips on taking accurate shades yourself, please read the below handout for some helpful pointers, and if you have any more questions, give us a call at 503-238-7117.

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Tips & Resources

 Impression Troubleshooting Guide (3M ESPE)                                                               
 Bonding Vs. Cementing--Pros and Cons (Spear Education)                                           
 Zirconia Compared to Lithium Disilicate (Dental Economics)                                          
 All Ceramic Vs. Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal (NCBI)                                                           
 Moving Away from Metal (Dental Economics)                                                                 
 Intraoral Scanner Overview (Henry Schein)                                                                    


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