Vol. 2, Issue 1 (2020)
Characterized gingival provisional: A new way of shade matching in gingival porcelain: A case report
Author(s): Smruti Tushar Thakkar, Sachin Haribhau Chaware
Abstract: Siebert’s Class III ridge defect can be corrected either surgically or prosthetically. When surgery is not a viable, gingival porcelain can be an optimal solution for restoration of both hard as well as soft tissues. Shade matching in gingival ceramic is a very technique sensitive task as there are limited shade guides and communication to the laboratory becomes difficult in cases of heavy melanin pigmentation. Chairside characterization remains the only possible alternative for achieving accurate colour, volume and texture. The aim of this case report is to introduce a novel technique of chairside shade matching and laboratory communication by fabricating a characterized gingival provisional using denture base stains.