• 50 Shades of Pink.

    July 15, 2020
    by Dr Sravan Chunduru, Australia.
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    50 Shades of Pink.

    A young lady presented to our surgery with a “hole” in the cervical region of the FDI #13.
    She was seeking a functional and cosmetic improvement to the situation. In particular she was worried about food packing and was seeking a restorative option.

    by Dr Sravan Chunduru, Australia.

    50 Shades of Pink.

    A young lady presented to our surgery with a “hole” in the cervical region of the FDI #13.
    She was seeking a functional and cosmetic improvement to the situation. In particular she was worried about food packing and was seeking a restorative option.

    by Dr Sravan Chunduru, Australia.

    50 Shades of Pink.

    A young lady presented to our surgery with a “hole” in the cervical region of the FDI #13.
    She was seeking a functional and cosmetic improvement to the situation. In particular she was worried about food packing and was seeking a restorative option.

    by Dr Sravan Chunduru, Australia.

    • The tooth was labially and gingivally placed due to the localised crowding. Along with this the carious lesion extended subgingivally. Isolation with rubber dam would be challenging, so retraction cord was used to obtain access to the gingival margin. This allowed meticulous finishing and removal of uncleansable overhangs. The depth and size of the lesion meant that there was a significant colour difference between the overall tooth colour and the underlying dentine. A typical single shade composite restorative would likely have noticeable difference in colour from the remaining tooth.

      The outcome was very well received with an almost imperceptible difference in colour from the restoration and the remaining tooth structure. The pink opaquer was able to mask the dentine and pulp capping material effectively.

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