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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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Ground section of an upper incisor tooth - Enamel/dentin interface. A: Incisalthird analyzed by polarized light microscope (25X); B. Digital image Nikon D 300C. Cervical third analyzed by polarized light microscope (25X)
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f09: Ground section of an upper incisor tooth - Enamel/dentin interface. A: Incisalthird analyzed by polarized light microscope (25X); B. Digital image Nikon D 300C. Cervical third analyzed by polarized light microscope (25X)

Mentions: In assessing stained teeth for enamel microabrasion, bleaching and resin-based compositerepair, it is necessary to consider that enamel thickness varies in different crownregions (Figure 9). This makes for moretranslucency in the incisal third of an anterior tooth, and more opacity as furthermoving toward the gingival margin. These considerations are important to be rememberedwhen evaluating how much residual enamel there will be after microabrasion, how thetooth will look after bleaching, and what color matching concerns will exist ifresin-based composite repair is to be achieved.


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)

Ground section of an upper incisor tooth - Enamel/dentin interface. A: Incisalthird analyzed by polarized light microscope (25X); B. Digital image Nikon D 300C. Cervical third analyzed by polarized light microscope (25X)
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f09: Ground section of an upper incisor tooth - Enamel/dentin interface. A: Incisalthird analyzed by polarized light microscope (25X); B. Digital image Nikon D 300C. Cervical third analyzed by polarized light microscope (25X)
Mentions: In assessing stained teeth for enamel microabrasion, bleaching and resin-based compositerepair, it is necessary to consider that enamel thickness varies in different crownregions (Figure 9). This makes for moretranslucency in the incisal third of an anterior tooth, and more opacity as furthermoving toward the gingival margin. These considerations are important to be rememberedwhen evaluating how much residual enamel there will be after microabrasion, how thetooth will look after bleaching, and what color matching concerns will exist ifresin-based composite repair is to be achieved.

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