Welcome to the Ceramic Chairside Shade Guide System
Throughout the history of shade matching, doctors and laboratories have been confined to using two-color, high-opacity shade-matching tools. Unfortunately, these opaque, monolithic shade tabs almost never accurately match the complex appearance of patients' natural teeth. A primary reason for this is that statistically, people who need teeth will have medium to high levels of translucency; a characteristic that remains neglected by traditional shade tab systems. The ceramic Chairside Shade Guide System finally provides doctors with the ability to match the shade, translucency, and other characteristics of their patients’ natural teeth and easily communicate that information with their laboratory.

The ceramic Chairside Shade Guide also contains an extended color palate that allows doctors to perfectly match a wider range of patients' teeth. By including shades of orange, gray, brown, white and yellow in our ceramic shade tabs, doctors are able to use them to match a wider range of teeth. This creates a much closer match to natural than is possible with traditional teeth. Any laboratory can utilize the ceramic Chairside Shade Guide because the ceramic mixtures used to create the base colors used on restorations are the same as the systems lab technicians are already familiar with. With the addition of additional ceramic colors in the ceramic Chairside Shade Guide doctors are able to more accurately match and communicate their desired restorations.

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DOCTOR TESTIMONIALS


Dr. Paul Child
South Jordan, UT

"The Chairside Shade Guide is the most innovative shade matching guide available to dentists today! I have tried just about every shade guide available, including digital versions, and have yet to find something that comes close to the CSG! Whether it is an anterior veneer case, or matching a single tooth, to implant restorations, to older, stained teeth, there simply isn't anything better! Luke Kahng has spent countless hours designing and developing this system to provide me something that takes seconds to determine with a patient. The accuracy of it is overwhelming! Thank you LSK and Luke for all you do!"


Dr. Timothy Warren
Fort Worth, TX

"The Chairside Shade Guide is amazing and has made a significant difference in my cosmetic restorations. This difference has taken my practice to new heights. I had searched for many years, seeking the most efficient and thorough tool for communicating tooth shade, translucency, calcification, enamel variations and opacity to my lab. Now, with the ceramic Chairside Shade Guide, I have the ultimate guide to do just that. I am very thankful for having this tool available to me."


Dr. Abraham Stein
Skokie, IL

"As a prosthodontist I treat some very esthetically demanding patients. In my experience, I've found other shade guide systems to be lacking in the representation of true chroma, characterization, and details that we often see in natural teeth. Luke has done a great job at creating a chairside shade system that truly mimics what we see in the mouth. Having the ability to transmit this vital information to the lab has made those challenging cases much more predictable. The hypocalcifications, incisal edge translucency, and variation of gingival tissue color are just some of the items that can now be better relayed to the lab using the CSG. If you are a discerning dentist who wants the best esthetics and most predictable results, I highly recommend this shade system."


Dr. Rachel Davis
Louisville, KY

"The Chairside Shade Guide has revolutionized custom shading at our office. This new system for documenting the correct shade for aesthetic anterior crowns by far surpasses the old Vita Shade Guides. We frequently use the Chairside Shade Guide and take photos to clearly allow LSK 121 to make the best aesthetically matching crowns possible for our patients. This shade guide takes all the guessing out of perfecting the match and pleasing the patient. Every dentist should have the Chairside Shade Guide as part of their armamentarium."


Dr. Omar Cruz
San Juan, PR

"Matching the shade of a single porcelain tooth to the natural teeth in the esthetic zone is one of the most challenging procedures in my practice. The Chairside shade guide by LSK oral prosthetic has become a must use product to achieve ideal color match."


Dr. Nicholas DiMauro
Middleton, MA

"When I need to match a shade or pick a final shade for a bigger case, I reach for the Chairside Shade Guide. I know that the crowns will look so natural and better match the patient's complexion. It is a well thought out system. I like the way it is grouped by age. The patients are so happy with the final results."


Dr. Kaz Rafia
Portland, OR

"CSG is an absolute game-changer. no single shade tab system, cosmetic shade selection course, fancy equipment, photography, or artistic hand-drawing has done what use of CSG tabs have done to elevate my communication with the LSK in getting precisely the product that i need for my demanding esthetic cases. Was it mild or moderate hypocalcified areas? were they spots or streaks? was the translucency linear or brushed? and even after you identify all these characterizations and you map them, how will the lab tech perceive and translate them? I personally cannot imagine doing any work that requires attention to cosmetics without LSK's CSGs in my armamentarium"



How to Use The Chairside Shade Guide

Chairside Shade Guide vs Traditional Shade System

SERVICE CSG TRADITIONAL
SHADE MATCHING X X
TRANSLUCENCY X X
DEEP TRANSLUCENCY X
TRANSPARENCY X
NATURAL GUM COLOR X
STUMP COLOR X X
MAMELON X
ENAMEL MODIFICATION X
ENAMEL VARIATION X
GINGIVAL STAIN X
WHITE CALCIFICATION X
HIGH OPACITY X X
LOW OPACITY X
OPAN INCISAL X
MOLAR OCCLUSION STAIN X
MOLAR OCCLUSION ENAMEL X
PRE MOLAR OCCLUSION ENAMEL X
CANINE ENAMEL SHADE X


Components of Shade & Characteristic Matching

CSG can capture & communicate all of these tooth characteristics





Transparency & Translucency



Chroma



Mamelon



Composite



Surface Texture