Solve my problem: Seeing the light on optimized shade matching

October 1, 2019
Noah Levine
Volume 53, Issue 10

How the Shade Wand helps eliminate ambient light variables to help match shades and minimize remakes.

The problem: Environmental factors make matching a patient’s tooth shade a challenge 

Depending on the light in the room, the clinician’s vision and even the viewing angle the clinician is using, tooth shades can appear different, making it difficult to make a precise match. 

 

The solution:

Shade Wand 

• The 5,500 kelvin LED light generates neutral, ambient light at three power settings 


• Provides the optimal amount of light at the patient’s mouth for easier and more precise shade matching 


• Eliminates color distraction and outside color sources from interfering with shade selection 


• Powered by rechargeable batteries that provide up to 4 hours of full-power light time on a single charge 


• No warm-up time required before it’s ready to use 


More on shade matching: How to color match with porcelain laminates

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