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Threshold Values for the Perception of Color Changes in Human Teeth

Thoma, Daniel
Ioannidis, Alexis
Michelotti, Gioia
Jung, Ronald
Published in International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry. 2016, vol. 36, no. 6, p. 777-783
Abstract The aim of the present study was to assess the threshold values for color changes on the level of the tooth separately for laypeople, dentists, and dental technicians. Standardized presentations were made of five cases (maxilla, left to right lateral incisors) with the gingiva and teeth separated. The color parameters L (lightness), a, and b (chroma) (CIE L*a*b* parameters) of the tooth layers were adjusted to induce darker and lighter colors. In the presentations, the left part of the pictures (maxillary right central and lateral incisors) was unchanged, whereas the right part was modified. A group of 10 dentists, 10 dental technicians, and 10 laypeople evaluated the color differences between the pictures. The median threshold values were 1.8 (laypeople), 1.8 (dental technicians), and 1.9 (dentists). The overall ΔE amounted to 1.8.
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THOMA, Daniel et al. Threshold Values for the Perception of Color Changes in Human Teeth. In: International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry, 2016, vol. 36, n° 6, p. 777-783. doi: 10.11607/prd.2937 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:100312

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