• Direct composite veneers: optimising the smile after orthodontic treatment.

    November 05, 2019
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    Direct composite veneers: optimising the smile after orthodontic treatment.

    A 35-year-old female patient presented with an enamel defect after completing orthodontic treatment. The defect affected the buccal surfaces of her maxillary anterior teeth and she wanted to improve the aesthetic appearance of these teeth. The patient asked for a solution that not only covered the defects, but also made the teeth appear whiter. She already had undergone a home-bleaching treatment. Based on three different treatment options presented, the patient selected a direct composite veneer approach.

    by Dr Paulo Monteiro, Portugal.

    Direct composite veneers: optimising the smile after orthodontic treatment.

    A 35-year-old female patient presented with an enamel defect after completing orthodontic treatment. The defect affected the buccal surfaces of her maxillary anterior teeth and she wanted to improve the aesthetic appearance of these teeth. The patient asked for a solution that not only covered the defects, but also made the teeth appear whiter. She already had undergone a home-bleaching treatment. Based on three different treatment options presented, the patient selected a direct composite veneer approach.

    by Dr Paulo Monteiro, Portugal.

    Direct composite veneers: optimising the smile after orthodontic treatment.

    A 35-year-old female patient presented with an enamel defect after completing orthodontic treatment. The defect affected the buccal surfaces of her maxillary anterior teeth and she wanted to improve the aesthetic appearance of these teeth. The patient asked for a solution that not only covered the defects, but also made the teeth appear whiter. She already had undergone a home-bleaching treatment. Based on three different treatment options presented, the patient selected a direct composite veneer approach.

    by Dr Paulo Monteiro, Portugal.

    • The selected treatment was a non-prep procedure. Only the aprismatic enamel needed to be removed. This allowed the healthy tooth structure to be preserved. Hence, a single layer of composite would be sufficient to restore the teeth. This made it particularly important to choose the right composite shade.

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