ANTERIOR AESTHETIC TREATMENT: ASSOCIATION OF TEETH WHITENING AND REPLACEMENT OF UNSATISFACTORY RESTORATIONS
Keywords:Dental restoration, Dental restoration failure, Teeth whitening
One of the greatest challenges of minimally invasive dentistry is the restoration of lost dental tissues while preserving healthy substrates to the maximum extent, without additional wear on healthy enamel and dentin. Among aesthetic dental procedures, teeth whitening is one of the most requested by patients who are unsatisfied with their smiles’ appearance. This is due to the effectiveness, low invasiveness, and simplicity of the whitening technique. After performing the procedure, it is necessary to replace any pre-existing restorations given the resulting non-harmonic aspect of the teeth. This paper aims to report on a clinical case of anterior aesthetic treatment in which the patient's aesthetic desires were met following a conservative, minimally invasive approach with teeth whitening (associated technique), and Class III and IV restorations in composite resin. In order for the treatment to be successful, all clinical steps are of paramount importance and, in this case, the patient's expectations were achieved through a conservative approach and with high predictability.
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