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Original Article

Relationship of Tooth Color with Skin and Eye Color Based on Gender in Young Indian Adults

Karishma Seth

Keywords : Chroma, Eye color, Hue, Intraoral Spectrophotometer, Shade selection, Skin color, Value

Citation Information : Seth K. Relationship of Tooth Color with Skin and Eye Color Based on Gender in Young Indian Adults. Int J Prosthodont Restor Dent 2019; 9 (3):77-81.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10019-1243

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-09-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


Aim: To evaluate the relationship of tooth color with skin color and eye color based on gender in young Indian adults. Materials and methods: Two hundred subjects (100 males and 100 females) in the age range of 20–35 years. Skin color was categorized using skin shade tab (aviance beauty palette); eye color was visually assessed; and L*, C* and h* values of tooth were measured using Vita EasyShade Intraoral Dental Spectrophotometer (Advance 4.0)™. Statistically significant differences between the groups were compared using one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) and Tukey's test. Pearson correlation was used to see the linear relation between the variables. Results: Significant correlation was observed between skin color and value, eye color and chroma, age, and value in males and females (p < 0.05). Conclusion: It was concluded that hue, value, and chroma of tooth are partially dependent on skin color, eye color, age, and gender. This study points out that no single parameter should be used while considering the selection of fixed anterior restoration in full-mouth rehabilitation cases as well as for a new set of complete dentures to an edentulous patient, instead various factors need to be kept in mind.

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