Replicating a discolored tooth preparation

A technique for effective laboratory communication

Jay D. Matani, Mohit G. Kheur, Tabrez A. Lakha, Vinay Jain

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Abstract

Fabricating a ceramic restoration for a discolored anterior tooth presents a clinical challenge. The dental technician is often hampered by being unaware of the shade of the discolored tooth preparation, which influences the color of the overlying ceramic restoration. A definitive cast that replicates the shade of the prepared tooth helps the ceramist to fabricate a restoration that masks the discoloration appropriately and still achieves the desired optical properties. This report demonstrates the use of a technique of recording and communicating the shade of a prepared tooth to the dental laboratory technician.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)335-337
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Prosthetic Dentistry
Volume120
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2018

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Tooth Preparation
Dental Technicians
Tooth
Communication
Ceramics
Dental Laboratories
Laboratory Personnel
Masks
Color

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oral Surgery

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Replicating a discolored tooth preparation : A technique for effective laboratory communication. / Matani, Jay D.; Kheur, Mohit G.; Lakha, Tabrez A.; Jain, Vinay.

In: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, Vol. 120, No. 3, 01.09.2018, p. 335-337.

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Matani, Jay D. ; Kheur, Mohit G. ; Lakha, Tabrez A. ; Jain, Vinay. / Replicating a discolored tooth preparation : A technique for effective laboratory communication. In: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. 2018 ; Vol. 120, No. 3. pp. 335-337.
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