Most Common Shades Used For Class V Anterior Restoration
Objective: The study's goal is to identify the shade choices and determine the most commonly chosen shade for class V restoration, as well as determining the impact of gender and age on shade selection. Introduction: The perception of colour and appearance of teeth is a complex phenomenon, with numerous factors such as lighting conditions, translucency, opacity, light scattering, gloss and the human eye and brain affecting the overall outcome of tooth colour. Any slight change in shade from the natural, may play with our eyes, our minds and also our dentistry at large. Therefore, selecting the proper shade and colour match to natural dentition is still one of the most difficult and frustrating problems. Materials and methods: Case sheet records of patients who had visited Saveetha Dental College and Hospital between January 2020 and January 2021 were reviewed. 3911 patients treated with class 5 restoration were included in the study. Age, gender and composite shade used were collected. The collected data were analyzed using SPSS statistical software. Descriptive statistics (percentage, mean, SD) and inferensial test (Chi square test) were performed. Results: 40-60 years age group (58%) is the most common age group to undergo class v restorations when compared to other age groups. 73% of males and 27% of females were included in the study. Thus males undergo class v restorations more commonly than females. A2 is the most commonly used shade (73%) when compared to other shades and also A2 is the most commonly used shade for class v anterior restoration irrespective of age and gender. Conclusion: This study showed that shade A2 was the most frequently selected shade for aesthetic class v restoration followed by the A1 shade. The least favoured being the shade B3. A2 is the most commonly used shade for class v anterior restorations irrespective of age and gender.