SUMMARY

The aim of this study was to compare the effects of accelerated aging on the overall color stability of potentially color adjusting commercial resin-based composite resins. Thirty specimens (10 mm diameter and 2.5 mm thick; n=6) were fabricated using five different materials: Estelite Omega, GC Kalore, Venus Pearl, Harmonize, and Omnichroma. Color measurements were taken for each sample using a spectrophotometer before and after submitting samples through the artificial aging process (Q-sun Xenon Test Chamber, 102 min light at 63°C black panel temperature; 18 min light and water spray per ASTM G155) for a total of 300 hours (12.5 days). The total color difference (ΔE*ab) was calculated using SpectraMagic NX software and analyzed using one-way analysis of variance and Tukey test. The results for color change (ΔE*ab) were statistically significant. Omnichroma and Venus Pearl presented superior color stability and the lowest overall color change, whereas GC Kalore and Harmonize presented significant color change that would be considered clinically unacceptable (ΔE*ab > 3.3).

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