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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 804-809
Role of colors in prosthodontics: Application of color science in restorative dentistry


Department of Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge, A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, NITTE University, Mangalore,Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Sonali Sood
Department of Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge, A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, NITTE University, Mangalore,Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-9290.94675

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Shade selection procedure depends on various factors including translucency, contour and surface texture. Tooth shade selection using a conventional means involves a high degree of subjectivity. Traditional shade guides are available that use several methods for quantifying shade. Technology-based systems provide with an advantage of natural looking restorations. They include RGB devices, colorimeters, spectrophotometers. The impact of the color science can be seen on various restorative materials ranging from ceramics to maxillofacial prosthetic materials.


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