WHY IS THE SHADE INFORMATION INDICATED BY THE RAYPLICKER DIFFERENT FROM MY VISUAL PERCEPTION ?
Updated on 3rd May 2021
- Please make sure you respect the shade taking protocol (see PDF below : “Rayplicker Best Practices”)
- Please check the integrity of the calibration tip
If these two points are respected but you still see shade differences, it may be useful to use another shade reference. Indeed, some shade guides are more representative of the color space of natural teeth than others. Use the L * a * b * / L * c * H coordinate analysis tool on Rayplicker software to check if the chosen reference shade guide is the most representative on the analyzed tooth.
A high Delta E ndicates a significant colorimetric difference between the analyzed tooth and the closest shade determined by the spectrophotometer. A conversion to another shade guide might help you find a closer shade.