Dear Dental Professional,
Get your dental restorations the right color every time!
Here are some challenge questions that can get you started in improving your bottom line by seeing color more accurately...
• Are your patient/client’s shade take-offs coming back as specified, especially when matching extremely subtle bleach shades?
• Are you risking valuable chair-time because all parties involved are not working under the same light spectrum?
• Are you seeing the same color as when you started out?
• Lighting affects our eyes, our bodies, and ... our bottom line.
When we see better, we feel better. By changing your lighting* to color-correct LED's, you and your staff and patients can experience the health benefits the same day—pupils will dilate correctly so you see and read easier and headaches and eyestrain are reduced.
Is the office looking a little drab? Tired of taking the loss on re-dos? Sick of losing 75% of your money on light bills?
Good News! CRS Light will show you exactly how to keep your existing light fixtures while using the most color-correct LED light tube on the planet. Instantly, colors are enhanced, contrast is turned up, blacks are blacker and whites are whiter and, from the day you put in our LED's, you will begin saving BIG on your lighting bills.
You can relax, knowing your restorations are displayed in the best possible light.
So, why is it important that dental office and lab see color accurately?
If there is an accurate shade take-off to make porcelains and tooth colored fillings, the lab is only half way home. If the lab is using off-spectrum, low-CRI lights, then it’s a risky proposition that your pieces will be made in the “correct” color.
It makes dollars and sense to keep the re-do’s off the radar all together… Good use of time and materials increases profitability, helps keep a quality reputation and differentiates you from others.
There are three major dynamics in play in every lighting environment:
Did you know that color from rubber gloves and the patient's cloths will reflect onto the tooth and change the shade specification? Understanding the 3 lighting dynamics will assist in understanding how seeing accurately works.
1. The light’s “emission:” The lighting industry has established a specific outdoor light reading as the natural-light bench-mark. This reading is taken at 2 pm in the shade on a sunny day. The two measurements taken are the Kelvin, which is 5500, and the CRI (color rendering index), which is 100. Light bulbs have a Kelvin and CRI rating as well as a lumen rating (which measures brightness). This natural light reading is the preferred spectrum for color-correct light.
2. Is the light surface reflecting just a gleam of light, (a glare) or is the light able to reflect the color found within the translucent layers? (Click on the image below to enlarge.)