• Midline diastema closure using the front wing technique.

    August 26, 2019
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    Midline diastema closure using the front wing technique.

    A 35-year-old female patient expressed a desire to optimise existing composite restorations on her maxillary central incisors, which had been placed 15 years previously to close her diastema. Then, a silicone key had been used for guidance. No tooth preparation was carried out, as the composite was bonded to the tooth structure.

    by Dr Walter Devoto, Italy.

    Midline diastema closure using the front wing technique.

    A 35-year-old female patient expressed a desire to optimise existing composite restorations on her maxillary central incisors, which had been placed 15 years previously to close her diastema. Then, a silicone key had been used for guidance. No tooth preparation was carried out, as the composite was bonded to the tooth structure.

    by Dr Walter Devoto, Italy.

    Midline diastema closure using the front wing technique.

    A 35-year-old female patient expressed a desire to optimise existing composite restorations on her maxillary central incisors, which had been placed 15 years previously to close her diastema. Then, a silicone key had been used for guidance. No tooth preparation was carried out, as the composite was bonded to the tooth structure.

    by Dr Walter Devoto, Italy.

    • The surface of the restorations showed slight discolourations which were removable by polishing. The shape of the teeth was acceptable, but not perfect.

      A decision was made to retreat her in a non-prep, single-shade approach. The main goal was to create a more natural shape. The front wing technique invented by the StyleItaliano team was used. This approach involved freehand modeling of the vestibular part of the tooth, which was easily accessible. Afterward, material was added to the palatal side, and anatomical matrices were employed for shape optimisation.

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