Technique Video

Masking Discolored Teeth

Teeth Masking: One Discolored Tooth

Watch Dr. Fred Peck accomplish teeth masking, one of the hardest tasks in restorative dentistry. In this technique, he will share how to block out one dark tooth so that the final restoration looks natural. Cosmedent’s Creative Color Pink Opaque is the ideal material to accomplish this task. By blocking out the dark discoloration with a “warm” color, the overlaying composite can appear realistic to simulate natural dentition.

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About the AuthorDr. Fred Peck

Dr. Fred Peck is an Accredited Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is also a registered Nikon Professional having completed the process through Nikon Professional Services. Dr. Peck is a third-generation dentist practicing in Cincinnati, OH for over 30 years. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Dentistry and completed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Peck a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, a Kois Center graduate, Dawson Academy graduate and a mentor for He has published numerous articles and presented topics at many dental meetings on cosmetic dentistry, dental lab communication and direct resin bonding including hands-on seminars. Dr. Peck’s hobby is landscape photography.