Townie® Poll

What method do you currently use for shade matching?

Poll conducted from 3/20/2002 To 4/15/2002

What method do you currently use for shade matching?
349 total votes
62%
Shade guide
30%
Shade guide + photos
5%
Custom shade at lab
2%
Electronic shade mapping system
When taking a shade on a maxillary incisor, I usually:
227 total votes
23%
Just take a base shade (eg A2) and let the lab do the rest
29%
Take a base shade and indicate incisal translucency
31%
Shade map using 3 or more shades
16%
Have my lab custom shade the case
In regards to the level of shading requested for anterior crowns, I am:
228 total votes
37%
Very pleased with the lab work I receive
58%
Satisfied, but would like to see more attention to fine detail
1%
Always get a monochromatic crown, no matter what I request
3%
Wondering if my tech is color blind
My shade guide of choice is:
230 total votes
63%
Vita Classic
27%
Vita 3-D Master
6%
Chromoscope
5%
Other
Are you satisfied with the results of your current shade matching method?
231 total votes
35%
Yes, 90-100% of the time
52%
Yes, 70 - 89% of the time
10%
Yes, 50 - 69% of the time
4%
Yes, less than 50% of the time
Are you considering a purchase of electronic shade mapping equipment?
230 total votes
7%
Yes, in 1 - 6 months
9%
Yes, in 7 - 12 months
15%
Yes, in 13 - 24 months
69%
No, Not at this time
What would influence you the most on the purchase of electronic shade mapping equipment?
228 total votes
33%
Other dentist's opinions on our message boards
25%
Peer review literature
2%
Trade show demos
39%
Price
Which of the following would you be more likely to purchase?
224 total votes
25%
Electronic shade map system that requires a computer
75%
Electronic shade map system that does not require a computer
Do you agree electronic shade mapping should be included in your armamentarium?
226 total votes
10%
Strongly agree
52%
Agree
36%
Disagree
2%
Strongly Disagree

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