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Vital Bleaching of Tetracycline-Stained Teeth by Using KTP Laser: A Case Report.

Kinoshita J, Jafarzadeh H, Forghani M - Eur J Dent (2009)

Bottom Line: A great challenge in this area is obtaining good results in tetracycline-stained teeth.The wavelength and features of KTP laser, which is a type of Nd:YAG laser, seem to be appropriate for bleaching of these teeth.This case report underlines the importance of knowledge about the photochemical bleaching by using the KTP laser and its side effects on soft tissues.

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Affiliation: Department of Clinical Cariology and Endodontology, Showa University School of Dentistry, Tokyo, Japan.

ABSTRACT
Bleaching of discolored teeth is one of the most important topics in aesthetic dentistry. A great challenge in this area is obtaining good results in tetracycline-stained teeth. The wavelength and features of KTP laser, which is a type of Nd:YAG laser, seem to be appropriate for bleaching of these teeth. This case report underlines the importance of knowledge about the photochemical bleaching by using the KTP laser and its side effects on soft tissues.

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After polishing: Diagnosed was tetracycline-staining by inquiries about medical history.
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f2-0030229: After polishing: Diagnosed was tetracycline-staining by inquiries about medical history.

Mentions: In the beginning of the treatment, by using VITAPAN classical shades guide (Vita Zahnfabric, Bad S├Ąckingen, Germany), original color shade was recorded as C4 to be used as a baseline, and then, the crown surface was polished for removing the organic substances (Figure 2).


Vital Bleaching of Tetracycline-Stained Teeth by Using KTP Laser: A Case Report.

Kinoshita J, Jafarzadeh H, Forghani M - Eur J Dent (2009)

After polishing: Diagnosed was tetracycline-staining by inquiries about medical history.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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f2-0030229: After polishing: Diagnosed was tetracycline-staining by inquiries about medical history.
Mentions: In the beginning of the treatment, by using VITAPAN classical shades guide (Vita Zahnfabric, Bad S├Ąckingen, Germany), original color shade was recorded as C4 to be used as a baseline, and then, the crown surface was polished for removing the organic substances (Figure 2).

Bottom Line: A great challenge in this area is obtaining good results in tetracycline-stained teeth.The wavelength and features of KTP laser, which is a type of Nd:YAG laser, seem to be appropriate for bleaching of these teeth.This case report underlines the importance of knowledge about the photochemical bleaching by using the KTP laser and its side effects on soft tissues.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Clinical Cariology and Endodontology, Showa University School of Dentistry, Tokyo, Japan.

ABSTRACT
Bleaching of discolored teeth is one of the most important topics in aesthetic dentistry. A great challenge in this area is obtaining good results in tetracycline-stained teeth. The wavelength and features of KTP laser, which is a type of Nd:YAG laser, seem to be appropriate for bleaching of these teeth. This case report underlines the importance of knowledge about the photochemical bleaching by using the KTP laser and its side effects on soft tissues.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus