Curr Health Sci J, vol. 44, no. 4, 2018

In Vivo Evaluation of Teeth Shade Match Capabilities of a Dental Intraoral Scanner

[Original paper]

CARINA CULIC(1), MIHAI VARVARA(2), GEORGE TATAR(2), MEDA-ROMANA SIMU(3), RADU RICA(4), ANCA MESAROS(2), SMARANDA BUDURU(2), CRISTINA GASPARIK(2), BOGDAN CULIC(2)


(1)Department of Restorative Dentistry, Faculty of Dental Medicine, "Iuliu Haţieganu" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
(2)Department of Prosthodontics and Dental Materials, Faculty of Dental Medicine, "Iuliu Haţieganu" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
(3)Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dental Medicine, "Iuliu Haţieganu" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
(4)Department of Dental Morphology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania


Abstract:

Intraoral scanners were introduced in order to increase patient comfort and improve dentist lab communication. Acquiring optical impressions of the prepared teeth eliminates the need for conventional impression procedures and improves patient comfort. Intraoral scanner software offers since 2017, color shade determination, by analyzing the tooth shade of the obtained 3D model. In this study we tested the accuracy of an intraoral scanner color selection capabilities compared with a dental spectrophotometer, considered as reference. Statistical differences were found between the two system tested when the results were expressed in both Vita Classical and Vita 3D Master shade tabs codification.


Keywords:
Intraoral scanner, spectrophotometer, tooth color, shade tab



Corresponding:
Meda Simu, Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dental Medicine, "Iuliu Hatieganu" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, e-mail: medaromana@yahoo.com


DOI 10.12865/CHSJ.44.04.02 - Download PDF