Dr. DiTolla’s Clinical Tips – VITA Bleachedguide 3D-Master®
Chairside Magazine: Volume 8, Issue 2
VITA Bleachedguide 3D-Master®
I have always been a little frustrated by the lack of standardization available to dentists when it comes to vital bleaching. Bleaching manufacturers will often speak of their products’ effectiveness in nebulous terms such as “seven shades lighter,” but can you really demonstrate that to a patient? You can now, with the VITA Bleachedguide 3D-Master®, which integrates the 29 shade levels defined by the American Dental Association. Yep, that was news to me, too: We finally have an accepted standard for levels of value! So when a doctor says they want the patient’s new IPS e.max® crowns (Ivoclar Vivadent; St. Paul, Minn.) to be three shades lighter than the old PFMs, we can finally assign an actual shade designation number to their request.