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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: Patient with white spots; B: A method that can be used to try to see how deepthe white spot in the enamel is to apply a LED source on the palatal surface andturn it on
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f06: A: Patient with white spots; B: A method that can be used to try to see how deepthe white spot in the enamel is to apply a LED source on the palatal surface andturn it on

Mentions: A method that can be used for trying to see how deep the white spot is in the enamel isto put a halogen or LED source on the palatal surface and turn it on. If the spot showsits contour and darkens, it may be a deep white spot (Figure 6). Plus, the stains are located on the mid/incisal third, a criticalregion. Facing this, the patient must be alerted that microabrasion itself probablymight not remove the stains and restorative procedures may be necessary.


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: Patient with white spots; B: A method that can be used to try to see how deepthe white spot in the enamel is to apply a LED source on the palatal surface andturn it on
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f06: A: Patient with white spots; B: A method that can be used to try to see how deepthe white spot in the enamel is to apply a LED source on the palatal surface andturn it on
Mentions: A method that can be used for trying to see how deep the white spot is in the enamel isto put a halogen or LED source on the palatal surface and turn it on. If the spot showsits contour and darkens, it may be a deep white spot (Figure 6). Plus, the stains are located on the mid/incisal third, a criticalregion. Facing this, the patient must be alerted that microabrasion itself probablymight not remove the stains and restorative procedures may be necessary.

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