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Light and color in anterior composite restorations.

  title={Light and color in anterior composite restorations.},
  author={Lorenzo Vanini},
  journal={Practical periodontics and aesthetic dentistry : PPAD},
  volume={8 7},
          673-82; quiz 684
  • L. Vanini
  • Published 1 September 1996
  • Medicine
  • Practical periodontics and aesthetic dentistry : PPAD
As defined by physics, color is light. With this premise, this article highlights the importance of the interaction between light and the hard tissues of the tooth as compared to the interaction between light and composite restorative materials. Based on the philosophy of color interpretation and its subsequent practical application in the development of a fluorescent and opalescent microhybrid composite system, the protocol outlined allows the clinician to achieve restorations with a light… 
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