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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 77-82

Evaluation of the color matching ability of three light cure composite materials, in variable thickness with their respective shade guides and the standard vitapan shade guide using CIE Lab spectroscopy - an invitro study


Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College and Hospital, Alapakkam Main Road, Maduravoyal, Chennai 600 095, India

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Gurmeet Singh Sachdeva
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College and Hospital, Alapakkam Main Road, Maduravoyal, Chennai 600 095
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-0707.42261

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Shade guides continue to be the most widely used method in clinical practice for shade selection of restorative materials. The Vitapan shade guide is the most widely used method in clinical practice for shade selection of restorative materials. The Vitapan shade guide is the universal standard against which shade matching for ceramics is done. The same does not hold good for composites because each manufacturer has their own system for shade matching. This study highlights the discrepancies existing in different shade guide systems.


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