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Shade selection is a very important part of the treatment as it dictates the final outcomes of treatment and patient satisfaction. The most prevalent shade used in dentistry is A2/B2 shade for crown fabrication. This study was conducted on the south Indian population of the Saveetha dental college university where out of 617 patients were analysed so that the shade choices used in crown fabrication is assessed. This university based study involved the collection of data from the database from which cases of crown fabrication shade were selected and cross verified. All the data was compiled and tabulated in Microsoft Excel and exported to IBM SPSS 20. Data was represented through frequency distribution tables and Chi square tests. The highest frequency of shade used for crown fabrication amongst the South Indian population was A2 in males and females, the second most commonly used shade was A1 in females and A3 in males. Within the limitation of this study, it was found that the most common shade for crown fabrication used in the south Indian population was A2 shade, followed by A3 shade in males and A1 shade in females. The least commonly used shade was A4. The maximum cases which had a requirement of crown fabrication with esthetically pleasing shade were under the age group of 21 - 30 yrs.
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