Review Article
Volume 19 Issue 2 - 2020
Contemporary Understanding of Colors in Aesthetic Dentistry: Review
Nagy Abdulsamee1* and Passant Nagi2
1Consultant Prosthodontics and Head of Dental Biomaterials, Faculty of Oral and Dental Medicine and Surgery, Modern University for Technology and Information, Egypt
2Lecturer of Pediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Oral and Dental Medicine and Surgery, Cairo University, Egypt
*Corresponding Author: Nagy Abdulsamee, Consultant Prosthodontics and Head of Dental Biomaterials, Faculty of Oral and Dental Medicine and Surgery, Modern University for Technology and Information, Egypt.
Received: November 18, 2019; Published: January 11, 2020




Abstract

One of the most challenging procedures in restorative dentistry is to closely matching natural teeth with an artificial restoration. Color and shape of natural teeth vary greatly providing more information about the background and personality of our patients. The final goal of dentistry is to restore patient’s unique characteristics or to replace them with alternatives. Learning the language of color and light characteristics provides the ability to assess and properly communicate information to laboratory technician. This help the technician duplicating what has been distinguished, understood, and communicated to ceramic, composite filing or artificial teeth in the shade matching of natural dentition.

Anterior restorations that gave esthetic satisfaction to both dentist and patient must acquire as much optical properties as natural dentition; color, gloss, opalescence, fluorescence, all these physical optical properties are mandatory to consider. Better understanding and some strategies for best assessing of what happens when incident light interacts with teeth surface will be given to each individual of the dental profession helping them in duplicating the best of restoration color and aesthetics.

Keywords: Illuminant; Observer; Objects; Color; Hue; Chroma; Value; Colorimeter; Metamerism; Opalescence; Counter-Opalescence; Fluorescence; Gloss

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Citation: Nagy Abdulsamee and Passant Nagi. “Contemporary Understanding of Colors in Aesthetic Dentistry: Review”. EC Dental Science 19.2 (2020): 01-18.

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