Purpose: This study investigated the effects of three indigenous food stains (tea, tobacco, turmeric) on a nanocomposite (Ceram-X-Mono, Dentsply DeTery, Konstanz, Germany), a microhybrid posterior (P60, 3M ESPE, St. Paul, MN, USA), and a universal microhybrid (Z100, 3M ESPE) resin-based composite (RBC). Materials and Methods: Thirty-six disk-shaped specimens were fabricated (10 × 2 mm) for each type of RBC material, using a polytetraflouroethylene (PTFE) sheet. Specimens from each group were randomly distributed into three subgroups for each of the used stains. The baseline color values were measured using a spectrophotometer. The specimens were immersed in the staining solutions for a period of 3 hours per day for 15 days (3 hours/day × 15 days). Following this, the color change value (ΔE) was calculated. Results and Conclusion: All the tested groups showed a clinically perceptible color change (ΔE values = 3.3 or >3.3), except for tea-stained P60 (ΔE = 3.15) and Z100 (ΔE = 1.63) groups. Turmeric caused the most significant color change for all the tested RBCs. The least amount of color change was observed with the Z100 (tea, ΔE = 1.63; tobacco, ΔE = 13.59; turmeric, ΔE = 38.77) group that was statistically significant from P60 (tea, ΔE = 3.15; tobacco, ΔE = 18.83; turmeric, ΔE = 57.72), and Ceram-X-Mono (tea, ΔE = 3.32; tobacco, ΔE = 18.83; turmeric, ΔE = 53.95) groups.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)250-257
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 08-2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Dentistry


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