We waste a lot of chair time trying in crowns and bridges and then returning them to the lab to have the shade corrected. This often entails stripping off and replacing the porcelain. We just don’t have it when it comes to taking a shade.
We are therefore excited by the SpectroShade Micro from Clon 3D, which supposedly provides one with the ability to accurately and consistently match shades of natural teeth to a comprehensive library of restorative materials and shade systems.
The system is calibrated to bounce LED-generated light beams off the teeth. The light beams are supposed to be comparable to natural light. The system selects shades for the cervical, body and incisal. This seems really efficient.
More specifically, according to the company:
“The patented SpectroShade system uses a digital camera connected to a LED spectrophotometer to recognize colors as they really are. The measured spectral data analyzed by the SpectroShade™ Micro is not influenced by the lighting in your studio or by any other environmental conditions affecting vision… The described system is so sophisticated that it measures spectrophotometric data and shows perfect color images using only a Black and White CCD. The internal computer analyzes over 2 million reference points every time an image is acquired, as well as driving all the functions of the instrument.”
You can learn more about SpectroShade Micro by visiting Clon 3D
Have any experience with this system? How accurate is it? Let us know.