Fundamentals of Color

Fundamentals of Color

Shade Matching and Communication in Esthetic Dentistry

Book - 2010
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Chu (esthetic education, Columbia U. College of Dental Medicine), Devigus, a dentist, Paravina (restorative dentistry and biomaterials, U. of Texas Dental Branch at Houston), and Mieleszko, a ceramist, explain the basic science and art of color to help dentists and students understand the shade matching process in restorations. They cover the application of color theory in dentistry, elements affecting color, conventional and technology-based shade matching, and predictable color reproduction, with 12 clinical cases. This edition has new chapters on color education and training, digital photography, and material selection. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Providing patients with a natural-looking smile is an important goal for the dental professional. However, obtaining an accurate shade match for restorations can be a difficult and frustrating experience. This book explains the basic science and art of color to help the reader better understand the mechanics involved in the shade-matching process. Moreover, it details the myriad clinical elements that can affect the perception of color. The authors also present easy-to-follow protocols for both conventional and technology-based shade matching, including tips for communicating with the lab technician and a recommended protocol that combines both approaches. Twelve case studies demonstrate this combined approach, which improves productivity and clinical success by allowing the clinician to achieve an accurate and esthetic shade match, in most cases with only one fabrication.

Publisher: Hanover Park, IL : Quintessence Publishing Co Inc, c2010
Edition: Second edition.
ISBN: 9780867154979
Characteristics: ix, 157 p. col. ill. ; 25 cm


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