Prevalence of Most Preferred Shades for Direct Restoration among Indian Population
Author(s): Neha Sharma M and Subash Sharma*
Background: Children and young adults often present to a dental practice after accidents that affect their anterior teeth. Esthetic restoration of the maxillary anterior dentition can be accomplished by using direct or indirect techniques. Direct resin composite restoration can be characterized as a life-like definitive restoration and is a predictable, conservative, and reliable chairside procedure. Aim: To assess the prevalence of the most preferred shade for direct restoration among the Indian population. Methods: A retrospective study was carried out and the case records of patients undergoing direct restoration were collected by reviewing patient records and analyzing the data of 86000 patients from November 2020 to January 2021. Patients undergoing Class III and IV direct restoration were selected. The data were collected and subjected to statistical analysis and correlation using SPSS software. Results: In this study it was found that 90% of the class III direct composite restoration was done in upper anterior teeth and only 10% of them were done in lower anterior teeth. On doing chi square test, it was found that majority of the upper and lower anterior teeth class III restorations were done using A2 shade. This correlation was found to be statistically significant (p-0.000<0.05). Conclusion: From this study it is concluded that majority of the Class III and class IV restorations were done in upper anterior teeth and the most commonly preferred shade by these patients was A2.