For the first time in dental technology it is possible to recreate natural tooth colors with restorative materials in a systematic, organized manner. The complete VITA 3D-Master shade system (inclusive of bleach shades) can now be accurately expanded to satisfy 81 individual shade possibilities, simply by mixing 2 or 4 combinations of Opaque powders, Opacious dentines, and/or Dentine ceramic powders.
3D-Master Interpolated Shade Precise Match
VITA 3D-Master Shade System (Fig.1): Shade tabs are equally spaced and there is only one discernible shade between adjacent tabs. Easyshade can report intermediate or interpolated shades for a precise shade match (e.g. 2M3 + 3M3 = 2.5M3)
Classical Shade System Multiple Match
VITA Classical Shade System (Fig.2): Shade tabs are not equally spaced, precluding accurate shade interpolation (e.g. A1 + A2 ? A2.5). The measured tooth may be equally close to multiple shade tabs, causing Easyshade to report inconsistent readings in sequential measurements. This is most evident when shade tabs are clustered near the measured tooth shade (see table below).