Benefits of an OMNICHROMA Tooth Replacement

BY Dr. McDowell  |  December 16th, 2020
Dr. McDowell
Dr. McDowell has always been focused on using the latest technology to improve the patient experience. From radiation-free imaging to laser dentistry, he has always been ahead of the curve and is dedicated to improving the practice of dentistry one ..

You may or may not have heard, but OMNICHROMA has begun to take the tooth replacement world by storm. It’s doing this because of two large differences and benefits to the patient that receives the tooth replacement. As a dental provider that’s excited about any and every improvement in the dental industry, you can bet that Wayzata Dental will be one of the first to offer OMNICHROMA tooth replacement in the future.

We’ve seen the benefits that it can offer to its patients, and we’re excited to share them with you!

What is Omnichroma

Developed by Tokuyama Dental America, OMNICHROMA is self-proclaimed as having over 1,000 shades of white. What makes the product unique and so instrumental in the dental industry is that it reflects the colors of the teeth around it when it’s installed. This allows it to match almost any tooth shade that it could be installed next to. The development of this product has taken years and years. It’s been tested not to cause any significant risk of allergies and is a solid material that is sure to last for years to come.

No longer will you have to spend hours trying to determine the right shade for your dental patient. Now you can allow OMNICHROMA to do the work for you as it used precise light refractions to replicate the shade of the surrounding teeth. Even after you get your teeth whitened, it will continue to match the color.

Shade Matching

As you might have already guessed, shade matching is the selling point for this product. The most frustrating and difficult part about getting a tooth replaced is when you realize that it’s a significantly different color after just a few days of having it. After that, you might notice that it continues to change color or become more different than the teeth that you have surrounding it.

The product is easily installed, dries quickly, and allows high polishability, among many other benefits. There’s truly no other product like this one, and for that reason, you can imagine that it will be in high demand over the next few years.

Money-Saving and Reducing Waste

In the past, dentists would have to have all of the different shades available to match them exactly when a patient needed them. Additionally, when they’ve been installed and found not to match well, they’re thrown out, and the process begins all over again. It’s been observed that almost 50% of all dentists throw out 5% of their composite tooth stock due to them expiring. On a larger scale, some say they have to throw out up to 30%. That’s a lot of expensive waste.

With OMNICHROMA, there’s only one product that fills and matches everyone’s teeth perfectly.

No More Composite Replacements

OMNICHROMA matches every shade of white that it’s surrounded by, and it does so instantly. No more worrying about bleaching teeth and needed to replace composites. And no more worrying about that individual composite tooth changing colors or becoming a problem. Instead, you can rest assured that it will match surrounding colors and provide a long-lasting restoration that patients love. You might even find that patients forget which tooth was replaced.

Hiding Screw Access Channels

Most dentists hate hiding the access channels for screw-retained implant crowns. Not only are the screws themselves difficult to cover and hide, but they’re located on the bottom and, in turn, can be seen when the mouth is opened. OMNICHROMA and OMINCHROMA BLOCKER are both tools that work incredibly well to fill areas such as these.

Throughout a number of clinical trials, both solutions have been shown to work wonders when it comes time to conceal the screw on the bottom of the tooth. And better yet, they match the remaining tooth almost flawlessly. While you might notice some very slight differences, it isn’t easy to notice any difference in the tooth shade, making the process much easier and cost-effective.

Using OMNICHROMA for Tooth Fillings

Filling teeth after removing a cavity is another place where you can use OMNICHROMA to your advantage. Here are some of the different scenarios that you might use OMNICHROMA to fill patients’ teeth.

Whether you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms or you’re a dental professional being tasked with repairing the damaged or imperfect teeth, OMNICHROMA can help. Let’s face it, the traditional fillings that have been used for years are ugly and don’t match the rest of your teeth. So, why not fill those areas with a solution that can match the tooth shade and hold up against the normal wear and tear that a patient puts their teeth through.

OMNICHROMA and Your Local Dentist

Tokuyama Dental America has an amazing product, and we’re excited about how it will begin to impact our patients’ lives and make dental operations easier. At Wayzata Dental, we’re excited about any product that helps make visiting the dentist and take care of your smile easier. That’s why we were one of the first dental offices in Minnesota to start using laser dentistry as a treatment option for our patients.

If you’re interested in learning more about pain-free dentistry, reach out to us today! Or, if you’re not ready to schedule an appointment, read through some of our blog posts so that you can better understand what laser dentistry is and how it can help you!

Dr. McDowell
Dr. McDowell has always been focused on using the latest technology to improve the patient experience. From radiation-free imaging to laser dentistry, he has always been ahead of the curve and is dedicated to improving the practice of dentistry one ..