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A combined chemo-mechanical approach for aesthetic management of superficial enamel defects

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Benbachir, N.
Stavridakis, M.
Dietschi, D.
Feilzer, A.
Published in British Dental Journal. 2009, vol. 206, no. 4, p. 205-208
Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article is to describe an easy technique for managing small superficial defects in light to medium fluorosis. METHOD AND MATERIALS: The proposed technique is based on a selective abrasion of the superficial enamel and a recreation of the superficial macro and micro morphology. The aesthetic appearance can be enhanced by power or home bleaching. RESULTS: The presented technique can manage enamel defects which are confined in the most external enamel surface with satisfying aesthetic results. CONCLUSIONS: This conservative approach may be considered an interesting alternative to more invasive prosthetic techniques based on composite reconstructions or ceramic veneers, minimising invasivity, chairside time and costs for patients.
Keywords Enamel Microabrasion/*methodsFluorosis, Dental/*therapyHumansTooth Bleaching
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PMID: 19247336
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Research group Groupe Krejci Ivo (médecine dentaire) (240)
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ARDU, Stefano et al. A combined chemo-mechanical approach for aesthetic management of superficial enamel defects. In: British Dental Journal, 2009, vol. 206, n° 4, p. 205-208. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:19647

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