I just received two new crowns. One crown was in the front, one in the smile line. I was always particularly self conscious of the one in the front. I've had it for many, many years. It was better than the alternative, but It didn't look natural. Also, I had always wanted to whiten my teeth, but I knew the existing crowns would stick out like soar thumbs. Well, I purchased a whitening kit ($99 special), whitened my teeth and Dr. Ballou replaced the old crowns with new ones that are so beautiful and best of all, they look SO NATURAL. I just can't stop smiling. I feel like I can smile with confidence. I love my new smile, and I love Dr. Ballou and his staff. *Now I'm off to get some new lipstick! MUAH!