Polymer-based restorative materials
 

Table 4: Shade and color stability for some shades of the materials

 

If the manufacturer has assigned a shade guide that shade guide is used for comparison if delivered, otherwise Vita-shade guide is used.

 

Comment: Most of the materials complied with the requirement stating that the color shall match closely to the manufacturer’s shade guide or nominated shade guide. The shades that were considered to not comply are marked with red and the statement “No” in Table 4.
Shades that had more than a slight change in color after immersion in water and with or without exposure to radiation from a Xenon lamp are marked with red and “Yes” in the table and do not comply with the requirement.
Several shades had only a slight change in color, which is acceptable according to the standard. These shades are marked with blue.

 

The following materials have their own shade guides:
Admira, Amaris, Artemis (for the colors: A2, A3, A3.5, A4, B3), Beautifil, Ceram X duo,
Charisma flow, Clearfil Majesty Posterior PLT, Els extra low shrinkage, Enamel Plus HRi,
Esthet X, Filtek Silorane (not delivered), GC Kalore, Grandio SO (except for A4),
Ice (for the colors: A1, A2, A3, A3.5), IPS Empress Direct, Synergy D6, Venus (not delivered), Venus Diamond.

     Shade guide not nominated
(A)    The color of the wet specimen has a close match compared with the shade guide
(B)    The wet specimen is evenly pigmented
(C)    Color difference between wet and dry specimen
(D)    Color difference between irradiated and not irradiated parts of the specimen
(E)    Color difference between the irradiated part of the wet specimen compared with a dry specimen
(F)    Color difference between the not irradiated part of the wet specimen compared with a dry specimen

Requirements in ISO 4049:
(A) and (B):                            Yes
(C), (D), (E) and (F):              None or slight

 

  Comparison according to ISO 4049
ProductShade(A)(B)(C)(D)(E)(F)
4UA1, A2, A3, A3.5, A4, B1, B2YesYesNoneNoneNoneNone
B3NoYesNoneNoneNoneNone
C2, C3YesYesNoneNoneNoneNone
AdmiraA1, A2, A3, A3.5, A4, B2, B3YesYesNoneNoneNoneNone
AmarisO1, O2, O3, O4, O5YesYesNoneNoneNoneNone
TL, TN, TDYesYesNoneNoneNoneNone
Amelogen PlusA1, A2, A3, A3.5, B1, C2YesYesNoneYesYesNone
A4YesYesNoneNoneNoneNone
Artemis, EnamelA1, A2, A3, A3.5, A4YesYesNoneNoneNoneNone
B2, B3, D3YesYesNoneNoneNoneNone
BeautifilA1, A2, A3, A3.5, A4YesYesNoneNoneNoneNone
B2, B3, C3YesYesNoneNoneNoneNone
Ceram X duo EnamelE2 (A1, A2, A3, C3, D3)YesYesNoneNoneNoneNone
E3 (A3.5, A4, B3), E1(B2)YesYesNoneNoneNoneNone
Ceram X duo DentinD1 (A1), D2 (A2, B2), D4 (A4)YesYesNoneNoneNoneNone
D3 (A3, A3.5, B3, C3, D3)YesYesNoneNoneNoneNone
Ceram X monoM1 (A1, B1), M2 (A2, B2)YesYesNoneNoneNoneNone
M4 (C2, C3, D4), M5 (A3, D3)YesYesNoneNoneNoneNone
M6 (A3.5, B3, B4)YesYesNoneNoneNoneNone
M7 (A4, C4)YesYesNoneNoneNoneNone
CharismaA1, A2, A3, A3.5, A4YesYesNoneNoneNoneNone
B2, B3, C3, D3YesYesNoneNoneNoneNone
Charisma flowA1YesYesNoneNoneNoneNone
A2, A3.5, B2, B3YesYesNoneNoneNoneNone
A3YesYesNoneNoneNoneNone
Clearfil Majesty
Posterior PLT
A2, A3, A3.5, B2YesYesNoneNoneNoneNone
Durafill VSA1, A2, A3, A4YesYesNoneNoneNoneNone
B1, B2, C2, C3YesYesNoneNoneNoneNone
Els extra low shrinkageA1, A2, A3, A3.5, B2, B3, D3YesYesNoneNoneNoneNone
Enamel Plus HRi, DentinUD1 (A1), UD2 (A2)YesYesNoneNoneNoneNone
UD3 (A3), UD3.5 (A3.5)YesYesNoneNoneNoneNone
UD4 (A4)YesYesNoneNoneNoneNone
Esthet XA1, A2, A3, A4, B2, C3, D3YesYesNoneNoneNoneNone
A3.5, B3NoYesNoneNoneNoneNone
Filtek SiloraneA2, A3YesYesNoneSlightSlightNone
B2YesYesSlightSlightSlightNone
C2YesYesNoneNoneNoneNone
Filtek SupremeA1, A2, A3NoYesNoneSlightSlightNone
A3.5, A4, B3, C3YesYesNoneNoneNoneNone
B2YesYesNoneSlightSlightNone
Filtek Supreme XTA1, A2, A3, A3.5, A4YesYesNoneSlightSlightNone
B2, B3, C3YesYesNoneSlightSlightNone
Filtek Supreme XTEA1EYesYesNoneSlightSlightNone
A2E, A3E, B1E, B2EYesYesNoneYesYesNone
Filtek Z250A1, A2, B2YesYesNoneSlightSlightNone
A3, A3.5, A4, B3, C3, D3YesYesNoneNoneNoneNone
GC KaloreA1, A2, A3, A3.5, A4YesYesNoneNoneNoneNone
B1, B2, B3, C2, C3YesYesNoneNoneNoneNone
Gradia Direct AnteriorA1, A2, A3YesYesNoneSlightSlightNone
A3.5YesYesNoneNoneNoneNone
A4YesYesNoneNoneNoneNone
B2, B3YesYesNoneSlightSlightNone
C3YesYesNoneNoneNoneNone
GrandioA1, A2, A3, B2, C3YesYesNoneSlightSlightNone
A3.5, A4, B3, D3YesYesNoneNoneNoneNone
Grandio SOA1, A2, A3, A3.5, B1, B2, B3YesYesNoneNoneNoneNone
A4YesNoneNoneNoneNone
C2YesYesNoneSlightNoneNone
HeliomolarA1, A2YesYesNoneNoneNoneNone
A3YesYesNoneNoneNoneNone
A4, B3, C3, D3YesYesNoneNoneNoneNone
Helio Progress110 (A1), 140 (A2), 340 (A4)NoYesNoneNoneNoneNone
310 (B3), 510 (C3)NoYesNoneNoneNoneNone
Herculite XRV Ultra PlusA1, A2, A3, A3.5, A4YesYesNoneNoneNoneNone
B2, B3, C3, D3YesYesNoneNoneNoneNone
IceA1, A2, A3, A3.5, A4YesYesNoneNoneNoneNone
B2, B3, C3, D3YesYesNoneNoneNoneNone
IPS Empress DirectA1, A2, A3, A3.5, A4YesYesNoneNoneNoneNone
B2, B3, C3, D3YesYesNoneNoneNoneNone
LatitudeA1, A2, A3, A3.5, B2, B3, C3YesYesNoneNoneNoneNone
NanositA1YesYesNoneSlightSlightNone
A2, A3YesYesNoneSlightSlightNone
A3.5YesYesNoneNoneNoneNone
Premise EnamelA1, A2, A3, A3.5, A4YesYesNoneNoneNoneNone
B2, B3, C3, D3YesYesNoneNoneNoneNone
sdrUniversalYesNoneSlightSlightNone
Spectrum TPH 3A1, A2, A3, A3.5, A4YesYesNoneNoneNoneNone
B2, B3, C3, D3YesYesNoneNoneNoneNone
Synergy D6A1/B1, A2/B2, A3/D3YesYesNoneNoneNoneNone
A3.5/B3, C2/C3YesYesNoneNoneNoneNone
Tetric EvoCeramA1,YesYesNoneSlightSlightNone
A2, D3YesYesNoneSlightSlightNone
A3, A3.5, A4, B2, B3, C3YesYesNoneNoneNoneNone
Tetric EvoFlowA1, A2, A3, A3.5, A4, B3YesYesNoneNoneNoneNone
VenusA1, A2, A3, A3,5, A4YesYesNoneNoneNoneNone
B2, B3, C3, D3YesYesNoneNoneNoneNone
Venus DiamondA1, A2, A3, A3.5, A4YesYesNoneNoneNoneNone
B1, B2, B3, C2, C3YesYesNoneNoneNoneNone
WaveA1, A2, A3, A3.5YesYesNoneNoneNoneNone
B2, B3, C2, C3YesYesNoneNoneNoneNone
X-flowA2, A3, A4YesYesNoneNoneNoneNone
Ælite Esthetic EnamelA1, A2, A3, A4, B1, B2YesYesNoneNoneNoneNone
B1, B2, C2, C3YesYesNoneNoneNoneNone