Diastema closure
July 7, 2021
Dr. Marcos Vargas, DDS

Clinical Case: Diastema Closure

Using 3M™ Filtek™ Supreme Ultra Universal Restorative.

About the Case

Patient presented concern of an old diastema closure, desiring to have them replaced for a “better smile”. Patient wanted a conservative option. Advantages and disadvantages of whitening their teeth, crowns, porcelain veneers and conservative build-ups with direct resin composite were discussed. The patient opted for direct resin bonded restorations.

Modern composite resins offer a range of opacities that bring natural looking results for patients who want less invasive dentistry. Results are rewarding for both the patient and the dentist.

Dr. Vargas shares his approach to accessible conservative options for a busy dental practice.

Preparation air-abraded

Rubber dam was placed, the old restoration removed and the preparation air-abraded.

Adhesive applied and light cured

After etchant application, 3M™ Scotchbond™ Universal Plus Adhesive was applied and light cured.

Restorative is placed

3M™ Filtek™ Supreme Flowable Restorative is placed to improve adaptation of Universal Restorative.

Blending and shaping of composite materials

Blending and shaping the composite materials using a #2 brush.

Light cured all surfaces

Light curing all surfaces using 3M™ Elipar™ DeepCure-S LED Curing Light.

Final polishing

Final polishing using HiLuster Polishing Kit.

Final result

Final result.

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