The Color of Primary Teeth: A Literature ReviewAbu-Hussein Muhamad* and Sarafianou Aspasia
Limited to Pediatric Dentistry, 123 Argus Street, 10441 Athens, Greece
- *Corresponding Author:
- Abu-Hussein Muhamad
DDS, MSC, MSCD, DPD Limited to Pediatric Dentistry
123 Argus Street, 10441 Athens, Greece
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date : July 21, 2012; Accepted date : September 24, 2012; Published date : September 26, 2012
Citation: Muhamad AH, Aspasia S (2012) The Color of Primary Teeth: A Literature Review. Dentistry 2:144. doi:10.4172/2161-1122.1000144
Copyright: © 2012 Muhamad AH, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the color of primary teeth, and study how to develop a model shade guide for primary teeth. A concise synopsis on color and the esthetics of primary teeth has been obtainable. Young children and their parents’ craving for an esthetically amusing smile were pointed out. Fundamental information on mechanisms of tooth color perception, color notation systems, and working ideology of instruments for tooth color measurement were subsequently provided. Issues related to color variety and allocation of primary teeth were underlined in the last section. It was accomplished that color of primary teeth appears to be much more important than conventionally thought. Supplementary research and its scientific function should be measured in order to improve the esthetics of restorations on primary teeth.