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Solving aesthetic issues in the anterior region with composite – Clinical Case

By Dr Paulo Monteiro, Portugal
December 04, 2019

A 50-year-old male patient presented for professional tooth cleaning. He had deep erosive lesions affecting the vestibular aspects of his maxillary central incisors, which he did not consider an issue. Nevertheless, the team informed him about the options to improve the aesthetics and protect the remaining tooth structure.

The patient agreed to carry out a home-bleaching treatment followed by a direct restorative treatment with composite.

The biggest challenge was to mask the heavy discoloration while restoring the teeth to a natural shape and shade. 3M™ Filtek™ Universal Restorative was selected to accomplish this task. The Pink Opaquer was applied in a thin layer to cover and optically mask the discolorations.

The patient was happy with the treatment outcome. Three things were achieved with minimal effort. The discolorations were masked, the teeth were restored to their natural shape and the shade blended naturally with the adjacent teeth.

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