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Esthetic smile rehabilitation of anterior teeth by treatment with biomimetic restorative materials: a case report

Authors Gouveia TH, Theobaldo JD, Vieira-Junior WF, Lima DA, Aguiar FH

Received 20 December 2016

Accepted for publication 23 March 2017

Published 11 May 2017 Volume 2017:9 Pages 27—31

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/CCIDE.S130698

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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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