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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 138-141

Differences in tooth shade value according to age, gender and skin color: A pilot study

1 Department of Restorative Dental Sciences, Al-Farabi Colleges, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Sumanth K Veeraganta
Department of Restorative Dental Sciences, Al-Farabi Colleges, Riyadh
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0972-4052.155035

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Purpose of the Study: The purpose was to investigate the differences in tooth shade value according to age, gender and skin color among a sample of the local population in Bengaluru, India. Methodology: The study comprised 100 subjects belonging to both gender between the age groups of 16 years to 55 years. Tooth shade values of permanent maxillary left or right central incisors were recorded using the Vitapan 3D-Master shade guide. Skin color was matched using the Radiance compact makeup shades as a guide. Results: Chi-square statistical test demonstrated that younger subjects have lighter tooth shade values. No statistically significant differences were recorded in tooth shade value according to gender or skin color. Conclusion: Within the limitations of the current study, it can be concluded that tooth shade value is significantly influenced by age. Gender and skin color appear not to have a significant relation to tooth shade value.

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