Functional and esthetic anterior repair
July 21, 2021
Dr. Gunnar Reich, DDS

Clinical Case: A Functional and Esthetic Anterior Repair

Using 3M™ Imprint™ 4 VPS Impression Material.

About the Case

The female patient in her fifties presented with insufficient anterior crowns and defective composite restorations on both upper canines. In the cervical area, multiple defects were present; one had been previously treated with composite but showed discoloration. For further diagnostics, an orthopantomogram was taken and exposed secondary caries. The patient was unhappy with the esthetics of her smile, and her highest priorities were to improve the discoloration and exposed marginal defects. In consultation with the patient, the decision was made to remove all six upper anterior restorations and replace them with ceramic crowns. This resulted in an esthetic and harmonized appearance.

Initial situation

Initial situation: Six upper anteriors with functional and esthetic issues in need of replacement.

Retraction paste is used for gingival retraction and moisture control

3M™ Astringent Retraction Paste is used for gingival retraction and moisture control.

Retraction paste effectively exposed preparation margins and controlled bleeding

The retraction paste effectively exposed preparation margins and controlled bleeding.

Precision impression

Precision impression made with 3M™ Imprint™ 4 VPS Impression Material is easy to read and all tooth preparation details were captured.

Registration material leads to highly accurate occlusal recording

3M™ Imprint™ 4 Bite VPS Bite Registration Material leads to highly accurate occlusal recording.

Preliminary impression

Preliminary impression is used as matrix to create a temporary restoration with 3M™ Protemp™ Plus Temporization Material.

Restoration is seated

Restoration is seated using 3M™ RelyX™ Unicem 2 Self-Adhesive Resin Cement that facilitates easy excess removal.

Esthetic all-ceramic restorations after one week in place

Final result: Esthetic all-ceramic restorations after one week in place.

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