In Vivo Evaluation of the Color of Anterior Primary Teeth
Authors: Meera, R.1; Shieh, Joshua2; Muthu, M.S.3
Abstract:Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the color of anterior primary teeth.
Methods: A total of 449 teeth (including central and lateral incisors) belonging to 78 3- to 6-year-olds were evaluated. A spectroscope was used to determine tooth color. Each tooth's overall shade and the respective shades in the cervical, middle, and incisal thirds were measured, and data collected was subjected to statistical analysis.
Results: D2 was found to be the most common shade of primary teeth. Comparing B1, D2, and C1 shades using a chi-square test showed statistically significant (P<.001) differences among children.
Conclusions: D2 was the most common shade of primary anterior teeth in children.
Keywords: ANTERIOR PRIMARY TEETH; SPECTROSCOPE; COLOR OF PRIMARY TEETH; ESTHETICS
Source: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry