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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 170-173

Color differences between maxillar and mandibular incisors


1 Department of Prosthodontics, Mustafa Kemal University, Hatay, Turkey
2 Department of Conservative Dentistry, Inonu University, Malatya, Turkey
3 Department of Orthodontics, Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Ali Riza Tuncdemir
Department of Prosthodontics, Mustafa Kemal University, Hatay
Turkey
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2278-9626.105381

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Context: Color difference between maxillar and mandibular incisors is an anticipated subject, and it will help dentists during color matching. Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate color differences of the maxillar and mandibular incisors and to find out relationships between gender and age. Materials and Methods: This study was conducted on 125 participants (51 males and 74 females) between 16-63 age groups and totally over maxillar and mandibular 480 healthy teeth by using spectrophotometer. Color differences between teeth were calculated by using ΔE formula. One way ANOVA statistical analysis determined statistically significant differences between maxiller-central and mandibular-canine teeth for ΔL and Δb parameters (P<0.05). Results: According to t-test result there were not a statistically significant color differences for women and men teeth (P<0.05). Scheffe statistical analysis results showed statistically significant differences between mandibular central and mandibular canine for ΔL parameters on 16-27, 28-39, and 52-63 age groups; for Δb parameters, there were statistically significant differences between 16-27 and 40-51 age groups (P<0.05). Conclusion: Women have more lighter teeth than men. Maxillar canines are more yellow and Maxillar centrals are more lighter than other incisors. 16-27, 28-39 age groups have more lighter teeth than 52-63 age groups and 16-27 age groups have more yellow teeth than 40-51 age groups.


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