The ceramic blend factor in all-ceramic dentistry is primarily impacted by the brilliance and opacity of the chosen ceramic. A beautiful natural dentition has multiple color zones depending where a particular tooth is in the mouth. To recreate harmony in our ceramic matching, we must match the natural blend factor for the particular dentition being treated. Blend is primarily controlled by the brillance of the chosen ceramic.
Creating a custom shade kit using the most common ceramics used in the office will assist the process and elevate the confidence for ceramic selection. When using the Ivoclar Natural Die system, we are able to customize the shade tab ceramics to demonstrate the preparation shine-through impact when using stain accents to customize and blend our ceramics.