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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: Teenage girl, presented with white enamel stain on the maxillary and mandibularteeth; B: After tooth bleaching with 15% carbamide peroxide Opalescence. In somecases, when white stains are small and not prominent, dental bleaching alone usingcarbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide in custom trays may lighten the underlyingdentin and enamel sufficiently to camouflage the stain, with no need formicroabrasion
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f07: A: Teenage girl, presented with white enamel stain on the maxillary and mandibularteeth; B: After tooth bleaching with 15% carbamide peroxide Opalescence. In somecases, when white stains are small and not prominent, dental bleaching alone usingcarbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide in custom trays may lighten the underlyingdentin and enamel sufficiently to camouflage the stain, with no need formicroabrasion

Mentions: It is appropriate to consider that when facing a white stain with a hard texture, not soevident on the enamel surface, instead of applying microabrasion, it can be camouflageby performing dental bleaching with carbamide or hydrogen peroxide, which act in thedentin tissue, making it lighter2(Figure 7). It is important to note that afterperforming dental bleaching on teeth with white stains, they seem more evident aftereach session because of the dehydration, but after a couple of days they will berehydrated by the saliva and the stains will be masked.


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: Teenage girl, presented with white enamel stain on the maxillary and mandibularteeth; B: After tooth bleaching with 15% carbamide peroxide Opalescence. In somecases, when white stains are small and not prominent, dental bleaching alone usingcarbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide in custom trays may lighten the underlyingdentin and enamel sufficiently to camouflage the stain, with no need formicroabrasion
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f07: A: Teenage girl, presented with white enamel stain on the maxillary and mandibularteeth; B: After tooth bleaching with 15% carbamide peroxide Opalescence. In somecases, when white stains are small and not prominent, dental bleaching alone usingcarbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide in custom trays may lighten the underlyingdentin and enamel sufficiently to camouflage the stain, with no need formicroabrasion
Mentions: It is appropriate to consider that when facing a white stain with a hard texture, not soevident on the enamel surface, instead of applying microabrasion, it can be camouflageby performing dental bleaching with carbamide or hydrogen peroxide, which act in thedentin tissue, making it lighter2(Figure 7). It is important to note that afterperforming dental bleaching on teeth with white stains, they seem more evident aftereach session because of the dehydration, but after a couple of days they will berehydrated by the saliva and the stains will be masked.

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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