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Smart-Matching Composites: One Shade Fits All

By Gregg Helvey, DDS, CDT

Commercial Supporter: Kulzer

“One-shade” systems—also known as “smart-matching” composite systems—have recently been developed that simplify the shade selection process by means of innovative coloration technologies that match the shade of the composite to that of the natural tooth. This article explores the features of these one-syringe systems and discusses their coloration technologies and composition, as well as the bonding agents used with smart-matching composites. 



  • Describe the coloration technologies responsible for shade-matching in the newer one-shade smart-matching composite systems
  • Discuss the composition and physical properties of the smart-matching resin composites
  • Describe the different bonding adhesives that are used with smart-matching resin composites

About the Author

Gregg Helvey, DDS, CDT
Private Practice, Middleburg, Virginia
Adjunct Associate Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry, Richmond, Virginia

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