Keywords : aesthetic dentistry
EVALUATION OF WHITE AESTHETIC SCORES IN DIRECT AND INDIRECT VENEERING - A RETROSPECTIVE STUDY
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 7, Pages 7040-7051
This study is required as the aesthetic concerns of the population have increased exponentially in recent decades especially in the anterior aesthetic zone. This research will aid dentists in taking these scores into account before performing restorations. Limited number of substantial research studies exist on the use of white aesthetic scores for the assessment of aesthetics in direct and indirect veneering.
The aim of this study was to compare the white aesthetic scores between direct and indirect veneering.
Materials and Methods
This was a comparative, descriptive study, where all the data of the patients who reported to the dental clinics in saveetha dental college, SIMATS, Chennai, India, was obtained from the dental information archiving software (DIAS). Patient records were collected between March 2020 and March 2021. Data was collected and tabulated. The collected data was further analyzed, recorded in Microsoft Excel software and was subjected to statistical analysis using IBM SPSS statistics analyzer v.23.0.
Results and Discussion
The total sample size of this study was 60 cases. We observed that the mean age, color, surface texture and total white aesthetic scores were higher in indirect veneering whereas mean tooth form, outline and translucency were higher in direct veneering. male predominance was observed with 78.33% of the study population being males.
Within the limitations of the current study, indirect veneering was found to have overall better white aesthetic scores compared to direct veneering.