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Using the Chairside Shade Guide system is easy and convenient.

The Chairside Shade Guide system is separated into 5 trays based upon your patient and the situation.

Selecting the correct shade guide

Rehabilitation Cases
  1. Show the patient both traditional and Chairside Shade Guide™ shade tabs in order to give them a variety of selections.

  2. Communicate with them and narrow down their selection for cosmetic color. Compare the two and decide: Traditional Bleaching (high value - monochromatic) or Chairside Shade Guide™ (bright, translucent, life-like).

  3. From the Chairside Shade Guide™ 3.0 series, 6 cosmetic color options are available. Prescribe patient's choice.

  4. Again, using Chairside Shade Guide™ 7.0 between PR1~PR10, choose after - prep color.

  5. With the Chairside Shade Guide™ 7.0 between GU1~GU6, choose gum color if your case is edentulous or has loss of bone.

Anterior Cases
  1. It is certainly acceptable to utilize two different shade tabs when recording a patient's color. Whether they are from the same group series or not, a prescription with two or more colors can be followed and reproduced.

  2. If patient's teeth have multiple crown/bridge restorations, use traditional shade tabs due to extremely high value.

Posterior Cases
  1. Use the Chairside Shade Guide™ 6.0.

  2. Check the occlusion 2/3; prescribe.

  3. For gingival, and body areas, use shade tabs and prescribe accordingly.

After Preparation Color
  1. Use the Chairside Shade Guide™ 7.0.
  2. Determine stump shade and follow the color or colors indicated.
  3. Prescribe.

Our After-prep colored shade tabs are concentrated on the stump colors that are hard to cover, such as black, brown, dark brown and orange in both the margin and incisal axle areas. Traditional shade tabs for stump colors are good but they do not address such issues as extremely dark, intensive colors or how to adapt them when working with ceramic or veneers. With these shade tabs, we can narrow down whether the dark color is in the margin only or the middle area. Our shade tabs help pinpoint this indication with many possible colors from which to choose.

Gum Color
  1. Use the Chairside Shade Guide™ 7.0.
  2. Determine tissue color and follow the color or colors indicated.
  3. Prescribe.

We have a variety of gum colored shade tabs concentrated on mimicking pink tissue with enamel and translucency overlay. In order to simulate natural tissue color, we have to utilize the tone and harmony of colors available to us, especially with implant and edentulous patients. Blending is especially important because without that extra measure, the finished case will not look natural. Until now, the shade tabs available to us have not been able to provide a truly matching color. Dental professionals work very hard to make sure that our restorations are life-like and natural. Shouldn't extra attention be given to the tissue color as well?

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