Esthetic smile rehabilitation of anterior teeth by treatment with biomimetic restorative materials: a case report
Received 20 December 2016
Accepted for publication 23 March 2017
Published 11 May 2017 Volume 2017:9 Pages 27—31
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Editor who approved publication: Professor Christopher E. Okunseri
Thayla Hellen Nunes Gouveia, Jéssica Dias Theobaldo, Waldemir Francisco Vieira-Junior, Débora Alves Nunes Leite Lima, Flávio Henrique Baggio Aguiar
Department of Restorative Dentistry, Piracicaba Dental School, University of Campinas, Campinas, SP, Brazil
Background: In daily clinical practice, esthetics of anterior teeth is a common presenting complaint of patients.
Objective: This case report discusses the management of asymmetric smile associated with unsatisfactory extensive composite restorations and describes a clinical protocol using the direct composite resin for smile enhancement to restore the dental harmony of anterior teeth.
Methods: The treatment planning was based on a diagnostic wax-up and cosmetic mock-up. After clinical and patient approvals were obtained, the patient was subjected to direct and indirect restorative treatment.
Conclusion: Nanocomposites are an effective alternative for anterior teeth restorations. Additionally, good planning enables satisfactory esthetic results, leading to the correction of an inappropriate axial inclination of incisors.
Keywords: composite, adhesive, smile, esthetic, restoration
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