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Optimizing the Esthetics of peg-shaped teeth

By Fabia Danielle Sales da Cunha Medeiros e Silva, Rosângela Marques Duarte, Ana Karina Maciel Andrade and Ricardo Jorge Alves Figueiredo

Abstract

In modern esthetic dentistry, recontouring peg-shaped teeth present the option of a technique for obtaining a harmonious smile. In thiscontext, the advancement of direct dental materials, such as resin composites and adhesive systems, allows this procedure to be performedsimply and efficiently, when compared with other available techniques. Thus, the aim of this report is to present a clinical case with an esthetic solution in peg-shaped lateral incisors (12 and 22). Initially, it was opted first to perform dental bleaching with a home bleaching gel (16% carbamide peroxide) associated with an acetate mold duly made for this purpose. The peg-shaped teeth were recontoured with a microhybrid resin composite (shade EA1 and DA1) with the aid of a platinum guide in silicone, obtained after diagnostic waxing on the plaster model. It was concluded that the association of esthetic procedures is of the utmost importance for obtaining good looking, aligned and harmonious teeth

Topics: resinas compostas, estética dentária, sorriso, resin composite, dental esthetics, smile, Dentistry, RK1-715, Medicine, R, DOAJ:Dentistry, DOAJ:Health Sciences
Publisher: Faculdade São Leopoldo Mandic
Year: 2008
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:be6cf809a8174b86b126179b1bd40bdc
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