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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 287-292

Evaluation of the effect of various beverages and food material on the color stability of provisional materials - An in vitro study

1 Department of Prosthodontics, Guru Nanak Dev Dental College, Sunam, Punjab, India
2 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Guru Nanak Dev Dental College, Sunam, Punjab, India

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Gaurav Gupta
Gaurav Dental Care and Implant Centre, Amardeep Hospital, Basant Pura, Nabha - 147201 District Patiala, Punjab
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0972-0707.85818

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Aim: This study evaluated the color stability of four provisional materials: 1) Poly-methyl methacrylates (DPI); 2) Bis-acryl composite (ProtempTM II - 3M ESPE); 3) Bis-acryl composite (Systemp; c and b - Ivoclar Vivadent) and 4) Light polymerized composite resin (Revotek LC- GC). Materials and Methods: The color and color difference of each specimen after immersion in different staining solutions i.e. 1) tea and artificial saliva, 2) coffee and artificial saliva, 3) Pepsi and artificial saliva, 4) turmeric solution and artificial saliva was measured using reflectance spectrophotometer with CIELAB system before immersion and after immersion at 2, 5 ,7 , 10 and 15 days. Results: Revotek LC- GC (light polymerized composite resin) was found to be the most color stable provisional restorative material followed by Protemp II (Bis-acryl composite), Systemp (Bis-acryl composite) and DPI (Methylmethacrylate resin). Turmeric solution had the maximum staining potential followed by coffee, tea and Pepsi.

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