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The International Journal of Prosthodontics

Edited by George A. Zarb, BChD, DDS, MS, MS, FRCD(C)

ISSN 0893-2174

November/December 1992
Volume 5 , Issue 6

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Using a Computer Color-Matching System in Color Reproduction of Porcelain Restorations. Part 1: Application of CCM to the Opaque Layer


Pages: 495-502
PMID: 1307007

The reproduction of natural tooth color using porcelain restorations is quite cumbersome, for it is difficult to select, communicate, reproduce, and evaluate color objectively. The present process of color reproduction lacks precision and is primarily dependent on the individual efforts and abilities of the dentist and ceramist. The computer color-matching system, aided by a spectrophotometer and computer, can be an excellent method for reproducing specific colors of various objects. This paper reports application of the system to reproduce various opaque colors used for metal ceramic restorations.

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