European Journal of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry

Relationship Between Natural Tooth Shade and Skin Colour


Abstract - The purpose of this study was to assess the correlation of skin colour and tooth shade. One hundred and twenty six individuals aging between 18 to 25 years participated in this study. Colour of the maxillary central incisors was examined by VITA easy shade. Tooth shades were assigned to four ordinal values. Nivea Beauty Protect Foundation shade sample was used as a guide to assess facial skin colour. Skin colours were also assigned to four ordinal values. Spearman test revealed that there was a significant relationship between tooth shade and skin colour. Total co-relation factor was 51.6% (p <0 .01). Co-relation factors were 57% for women and 27% for men (p <0 .01). The highest tooth shade prevalence belonged to the second group and the highest skin colour prevalence was also in the second skin colour group.

KEYWORD: Tooth shade, skin colour, VITA easy shade /3-D Master).


N. MM. Nourbakhsh, N. Mousavinejad, A.R. Adli, M. Harati

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