In this 2 part TubulesLive 2019, Dr. Javier Tapia presents bio-emulation for shade matching.

Bio-emulation protocols for shade matching in dentistry: Direct and indirect. Part 1 - Dr. Javier Tapia

Aims and objectives:

  • Understand natural light characteristics and the role of scattering
  • Selective enamel dissolution to understand the shape and morphology of dentine
  • How scattering affects optical properties of restorative materials and also how material properties can be altered to influence scattering, and material optical properties
  • Understand the role of opalescence
  • The refractive index concept and how the material and its various components would alter this and cause scattering
  • Understand opacity in the role of light, and the role of opacity in dentine and enamel
  • How these characteristics led to the development of Essentia and the essential characteristics
  • Understand this for junior, adolescent, adult and senior enamel and dentine
  • A shade selection strategy including the influence of dehydration, ageing and other factors
  • Direct shade taking strategies, and indirect shade taking strategies
  • The E Lab protocol and understanding colour perception, and how this works in indirect shade taking

Bio-emulation protocols for shade matching in dentistry: Direct and indirect. Part 2 - Dr. Javier Tapia

Aims and objectives:

Understand bio-emulation for shade matching, taking into consideration:

  • Class IV restoration
  • Bonding
  • Composite layering
  • Dentin layering
  • Incisal effect
  • Final layering
  • Polishing steps
  • Surface texture
  • Class I restoration
  • Bonding
  • Dentin: fibre reinforced flowable composite
  • Composite build-up
  • Polishing steps

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