Dentist put on a BL3 next to my B-0. He says that even if he ordered B-0 from the same lab it won't match. Is this true? (photo)
Doctor Answers 2
Discolored tooth #DrSoftTouch
Matching a dark tooth that has had a root canal can be difficult to do, but it is possible. Veneers can be made to perfectly match the shape and shade of your adjacent teeth. What I usually do in a case like this, is give the shade selection and the shade of the underlying tooth to the lab. I would recommend returning to your dentist to express your concerns. Good luck and I hope this helps. Click save on the save button below my name, so that you may ask me more questions in the future.
Veneer over root canal tooth
Matching a gray root canal tooth with other veneers and crowns is a difficult task. What I have done that is very helpful in my practice is to get the shade of the root canal tooth and tell the lab to make sure they can mask the color by making a replica of the color of the tooth underneath the veneer. Once the veneer is made I normally cement the veneer over the root canal tooth with an opaquer cement so as to make sure none of the color comes through.
Hope this helps!