Shade Guide for the Fabrication of Acrylic Denture Based on Mucosal Colour ZD12-ZD13
Dr. Paul Chalakkal,
Assistant Professor, Department of Paedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Goa Dental College and Hospital,
Bambolim-403202, Goa, India.
This article highlights the use of a simple and convenient shade guide system which not only helps in choosing the shade tab that matches with the colour of the mucosa, but, also helps in the fabrication of the precise shade of acrylic resin for making the denture. The shade guide is fabricated by mixing specified quantities of various colours of acrylic polymer in order to obtain various shade tabs. The method for fabrication of the shade guide and the clinical procedure has been discussed.