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Replacing silver fillings in mouth

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Old 05-29-2008, 02:02 PM
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Replacing silver fillings in mouth

I've whitened teeth before, but this time I've got to fix some fillings. The bad thing is the corresponding tooth on the other side of the mouth is also filled!
Does anyone have any ideas?

Thanks.
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Old 05-29-2008, 02:16 PM
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Re: Replacing silver fillings in mouth

Hi Joe, welcome

Find or take another picture of someone elses teeth and then clone them in.
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Old 05-29-2008, 07:59 PM
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Re: Replacing silver fillings in mouth

Yeah Joe, crazyfly has it right. Layer via copy a tooth from somewhere else and mask it in.
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Old 05-30-2008, 07:39 AM
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Re: Replacing silver fillings in mouth

Thanks, I'll give that a try today!
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Old 06-01-2008, 07:00 PM
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Re: Replacing silver fillings in mouth

Joe,
It is also easy to use the teeth that are there now, which also makes it easier to match color. You have to zoom in very close and use smaller pieces. However, using a combination of the clone and patch tool make it a snap. As always, work on a separate layer.

Another option is to use the clone tool with it's layer blend mode set to lighten, and the brush set to about 25% opacity. For this "close up" method, uncheck the "aligned" box so that each stroke will work from the same origin color. When you clone the tooth white onto the darker filling, it will begin to lighten the filling to match the tooth white. After several strokes, you will have it "filled".
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Old 06-03-2008, 12:14 PM
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Re: Replacing silver fillings in mouth

TommyO-

Thanks a lot. I used your last suggestion and it worked out great!
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