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International Journal of Computerized Dentistry

Year 2004
Volume 7 , Issue 4

Pages: 379 - 388

Shading Vita In-Ceram YZ Substructures: Influence on Value and Chroma, Part II

A. Devigus/G. Lombardi

In this study, the influence of differently shaded substructures made of Y-TZP from different manufacturers (without, with 0.5 mm or 1.0 mm ceramic veneer with Vita VM9 Base Dentin) on the lightness, the saturation, and the color shade (= value, chroma, and hue) was measured and assessed with a spectral photometer (Easy Shade, Vita) on a clinical case in the mouth and on models of different color. Shading substructures made of Y-TZP facilitated adaptation to the basic shade and reduced the layer thickness of the veneer ceramic required to achieve the desired color. This should be done in the future as a matter of routine. In this way, tooth substance can be better conserved when preparing the teeth, and the esthetic result is not diminished. The material used for the production of the working models (plaster or plastic) should be tooth colored and in terms of lightness analogous to the shading of the substructure in order to facilitate clinical color measurement and quality control in the laboratory.


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