Visual vs. spectrophotometric methods for shade selection

Karl Glockner, Karl Glockner, Bernd Haiderer



The differences in tooth colour are important factors in the esthetic dentistry. The aim of this study was to determine the tooth colour using visual methods under natural light and ,,Easy Shade” device. Five hundred patients of Dental Clinic Graz Austria were selected for this study. The results of this study showed that the shade matching using ,,Easy Shade”device were not better than shade matching with visual methods under natural light.

No difference was found between visual and digital methods in the selection of a tooth shade.



Easy Shade, tooth colour, natural light

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