Management Of Anterior Teeth Discoloration With Bleaching And Macroabrasion: A Case Report
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 8, Pages 2081-2085
AbstractDiscoloration of tooth can be extrinsic or intrinsic based on its etiology, site, appearance, and severity. It poses esthetic problem which could be a prime concern for many patients, especially in anterior region of teeth that may be compromised due to previous trauma, caries, or failed restorations. Macroabrasion is a technique for the removal of localized white spots using a high-speed, intermittent high speed turbine finishing diamond tip. It is fast, safe, efficient, and an alternative to enamel microabrasion. Bleaching is a more conservative approach which is noninvasive as compared with other prosthodontic options like crowns or veneers. Among various bleaching techniques hydrogen peroxide is preferred, as it provides better cosmetic outcome with limited side effects. This article aims at presenting a case on macroabrasion method followed by vital bleaching performed on maxillary anterior teeth, after which a satisfactory aesthetic result was achieved.
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