Masking of enamel fluorosis discolorations and tooth misalignment with a combination of at-home whitening, resin infiltration, and direct composite restorations

Jorge Perdigao, V. Q. Lam, B. G. Burseth, Carmen Real

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Abstract

This clinical report illustrates a conservative technique to mask enamel discolorations in maxillary anterior teeth caused by hypomineralization associated with enamel fluorosis and subsequent direct resin composite to improve the anterior esthetics. The treatment consisted of at-home whitening with 10% carbamide peroxide gel with potassium nitrate and sodium fluoride in a custom-fitted tray to mask the brown-stained areas, followed by resin infiltration to mask the white spot areas. An existing resin composite restoration in the maxillary right central incisor was subsequently replaced after completion of the whitening and resin infiltration procedures, whereas the two misaligned and rotated maxillary lateral incisors were built up with direct resin composite restorations to provide the illusion of adequate arch alignment, as the patient was unable to use orthodontic therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)347-356
Number of pages10
JournalOperative dentistry
Volume42
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2017

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