People with Crohn’s Disease and Colitis suffer greatly due to the side effects of those diseases such as mouth ulcers, discolored and broken teeth…even missing teeth. The color of their teeth may appear to be dark yellow, brown or black.
There are many methods to improve the color of your tooth or teeth such as whitening, resin fillings, bonding, veneers, crowns, fixed bridges, dentures or dental implants. Crohn’s Disease patients can have better smiles. Brighter colored teeth!
When approaching to improve the color of teeth in Crohn’s Disease patients, it is important to understand the concepts and interpretation of colors. There are components of the eye called rods and cones that allows you to interpret brightness (called value), color (called hue) and the intensity of color (called chroma). An experienced dentist or prosthodontist understands the interpretation of color to make your smile appear more natural and beautiful.
The temperature of color is measured in Kelvin. A color-corrected light that is in the range of 4,500 to 5,000 Kelvins allows the prosthodontist and laboratory technician to match and blend various colors, translucency and surface textures to make your smile appear rejuvenated and real. We approach color with an in-house ceramic laboratory technician working closely with you to help you get what you want.
We use color-corrected lights in the dental office and in-house laboratory. People with Crohn’s Disease desire a better smile. We can help you achieve that by looking at old photos of you, or even create your best smile now. We can create teeth with layers of many colors to blend a real tooth appearance.
When teeth are all the same color they appear fake. We strive to make very natural-looking teeth and smiles. If you or a family member has Crohn’s disease or colitis, we can help improve the color of your smile, the health of your mouth and the health of your body.
Moreover, if you are missing teeth or are about to be missing teeth, there is hope with the 3 Minute Implant™. We can make custom ceramic or resin teeth that are supported by dental implants. Dental implants are not prone to complications like natural teeth such as cavities and discolored teeth.
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Dr. Joe Kravitz, DDS, MS
Dentist, Prosthodontist, Author, Researcher
Rockville, MD, Virginia, Washington, DC