Shade Guide VITA Classic
|The VITA classical A1 – D4 shade guide serves to accurately determine tooth shade.
The arrangement of the shades in the VITA classical family of shades is as follows:
A1 – A4 (reddish-brownish)
B1 – B4 (reddish-yellowish)
C1 – C4 (greyish shades)
D2 – D4 (reddish-grey)
|Tips for shade-taking
If possible, determine the shade under daylight conditions or standardised daylight lamps, and not under normal indoor lighting conditions.
The shade-taking environment should preferably be in muted colours. Patients should be asked to remove lipstick or any cosmetics which could have an influence on shade- taking. Clothing in pronounced colours should be covered with a grey overall.
Make your choice swiftly; always accept your first decision, since the eyes begin to tire after approx. 5 – 7 seconds.