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Microabrasion in tooth enamel discoloration defects: three cases with long-term follow-ups.

Sundfeld RH, Sundfeld-Neto D, Machado LS, Franco LM, Fagundes TC, Briso AL - J Appl Oral Sci (2014 Jul-Aug)

Bottom Line: Superficial irregularities and certain intrinsic stains on the dental enamel surfaces can be resolved by enamel microabrasion, however, treatment for such defects need to be confined to the outermost regions of the enamel surface.Dental bleaching and resin-based composite repair are also often useful for certain situations for tooth color corrections.Three case reports treated by enamel microabrasion were also presented after 11, 20 and 23 years of follow-ups.

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Affiliation: Department of Restorative Dentistry, Araçatuba Dental School, Univ. Estadual Paulista, Araçatuba, São Paulo, Brazil.

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Superficial irregularities and certain intrinsic stains on the dental enamel surfaces can be resolved by enamel microabrasion, however, treatment for such defects need to be confined to the outermost regions of the enamel surface. Dental bleaching and resin-based composite repair are also often useful for certain situations for tooth color corrections. This article presented and discussed the indications and limitations of enamel microabrasion treatment. Three case reports treated by enamel microabrasion were also presented after 11, 20 and 23 years of follow-ups.

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A: A 12-year-old girl had idiopathic white enamel demineralization of both themaxillary and mandibular teeth; B: The teeth are shown eleven years after theenamel microabrasion. The worn mesial and incisal surfaces of the maxillarycentral incisors were reconstructed with composite resin, shades A1 and A2
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f02: A: A 12-year-old girl had idiopathic white enamel demineralization of both themaxillary and mandibular teeth; B: The teeth are shown eleven years after theenamel microabrasion. The worn mesial and incisal surfaces of the maxillarycentral incisors were reconstructed with composite resin, shades A1 and A2

Mentions: The long-term follow-ups after the enamel microabrasion technique are presented in Figures 2, 3and 4. Figure2A presents a 12-year-old girl with idiopathic white enamel demineralizationof both the maxillary and mandibular teeth. The microabrasion technique was performedfollowing the steps described in Figure 1. Elevenyears from the conclusion of the enamel microabrasion treatment, a new follow-upappointment was scheduled (Figure 2B). It could benoted that the microabraded teeth present a regular, smooth, and lustrous glass-likeenamel surface. The worn mesial and incisal surfaces of the maxillary central incisorswere reconstructed with composite resin (TPH, Dentsply/Caulk, Milford, DE, USA).


Microabrasion in tooth enamel discoloration defects: three cases with long-term follow-ups.

Sundfeld RH, Sundfeld-Neto D, Machado LS, Franco LM, Fagundes TC, Briso AL - J Appl Oral Sci (2014 Jul-Aug)

A: A 12-year-old girl had idiopathic white enamel demineralization of both themaxillary and mandibular teeth; B: The teeth are shown eleven years after theenamel microabrasion. The worn mesial and incisal surfaces of the maxillarycentral incisors were reconstructed with composite resin, shades A1 and A2
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f02: A: A 12-year-old girl had idiopathic white enamel demineralization of both themaxillary and mandibular teeth; B: The teeth are shown eleven years after theenamel microabrasion. The worn mesial and incisal surfaces of the maxillarycentral incisors were reconstructed with composite resin, shades A1 and A2
Mentions: The long-term follow-ups after the enamel microabrasion technique are presented in Figures 2, 3and 4. Figure2A presents a 12-year-old girl with idiopathic white enamel demineralizationof both the maxillary and mandibular teeth. The microabrasion technique was performedfollowing the steps described in Figure 1. Elevenyears from the conclusion of the enamel microabrasion treatment, a new follow-upappointment was scheduled (Figure 2B). It could benoted that the microabraded teeth present a regular, smooth, and lustrous glass-likeenamel surface. The worn mesial and incisal surfaces of the maxillary central incisorswere reconstructed with composite resin (TPH, Dentsply/Caulk, Milford, DE, USA).

Bottom Line: Superficial irregularities and certain intrinsic stains on the dental enamel surfaces can be resolved by enamel microabrasion, however, treatment for such defects need to be confined to the outermost regions of the enamel surface.Dental bleaching and resin-based composite repair are also often useful for certain situations for tooth color corrections.Three case reports treated by enamel microabrasion were also presented after 11, 20 and 23 years of follow-ups.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Restorative Dentistry, Araçatuba Dental School, Univ. Estadual Paulista, Araçatuba, São Paulo, Brazil.

ABSTRACT
Superficial irregularities and certain intrinsic stains on the dental enamel surfaces can be resolved by enamel microabrasion, however, treatment for such defects need to be confined to the outermost regions of the enamel surface. Dental bleaching and resin-based composite repair are also often useful for certain situations for tooth color corrections. This article presented and discussed the indications and limitations of enamel microabrasion treatment. Three case reports treated by enamel microabrasion were also presented after 11, 20 and 23 years of follow-ups.

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Related in: MedlinePlus