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J Prosthet Dent. 1991 May;65(5):634-41.

Spectrophotometric analysis of a nongreening, metal-fusing porcelain.

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Department of Fixed Prosthodontics, State University of New York, Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine.


Spectrometric analysis has been used previously to examine color differences among various porcelains and metal ceramic systems. This study determined whether nongreening porcelain of a single shade fused to high-gold and palladium-silver alloys results in the same final color. Both conventional (VMK-68) and nongreening (VMK-68N) porcelains were fused to metal coupons of high gold (Will-Ceram Y) and palladium-silver (Will-Ceram W-1) to make up four groups. CIELAB colorimetric data were collected at each of seven fabrication steps to define color differences between steps for each alloy-porcelain group as well as between groups at each step. For the shade tested, perceptible color differences between high-gold/conventional porcelain and palladium-silver/nongreening porcelain coupons did not support manufacturers' claims.

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