PURPOSES: To evaluate (1) the efficacy of the color changing technology featured by DT Light Illusion Post aimed at safely identifying the post in case of re-treatment, and (2) the efficacy of a resin composite layer to mask the post if color shift occurs due to cold food and beverages. METHODS: Five "master disks" of 3 mm of thickness were prepared by embedding in a resin composite four thermo-sensitive posts and one translucent post (control) cut in bars. Disks of resin composite in 0.5/1.0/1.5 mm thickness were prepared as well. Digital images were taken of the master disks with and without the overlying of the resin composite disks, at 5 degrees C and at 35 degrees C temperature. By the use of Adobe Photoshop "layering function" and "multi-layer option", differences in color were calculated between the post-free and the post-containing areas. RESULTS: The differences between the resin color and post color were remarkably higher when the temperature was 5 degrees C, showing that the technology of color change of the post was effective. With resin disk overlaid, at 35 degrees C none of the differences in color were above the threshold for clinical acceptability. At 5 degrees C blue and black colored posts were visible when the overlaid resin thickness was 0.5 mm, while at 1.0 mm and 1.5 mm none of the posts were visible.
|Titolo:||Masking of temperature-induced color changes in a thermo-sensitive fiber post|
|Rivista:||AMERICAN JOURNAL OF DENTISTRY|
|Citazione:||Vichi, A., Schiavetti, R., Pacifici, E., Giovannetti, A., Goracci, C., & Ferrari, M. (2012). Masking of temperature-induced color changes in a thermo-sensitive fiber post. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF DENTISTRY, 25(2), 123-128.|
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