What is Smart-Shade Matching?

It’s no secret that the world today tends to be hyper-focused on beauty. Patients often set similar high expectations on the quality of their smile to improve their overall confidence and self-esteem. When it comes to dental restorations, fit, function and aesthetics all play a role in determining the perfect match. Since seamless appearances require accurate color matching, shade matching is often a critical component for achieving patient satisfaction. However, relying on visual guides can be subjective or could produce inaccurate results. Luckily, today’s advancements in intraoral scanning have exponentially improved the process of shade matching.

The CS 3700 is not only a high-performance intraoral scanner, but it is Carestream Dental’s newest intraoral scanner with patented Smart-shade color-matching technology. This automatic process detects the enamel color of the scan area to identify an ideal match for optimum results. Instead of determining a shade from a single RBG value, the Smart-shade technology uses Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function (BRDF) to provide a more true-to-life match.

To learn more about the details of Smart-shade matching technology and how it processes data differently from traditional intraoral scanners, download Shades of Intelligence below.


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