Non-invasive restorative treatment of a discolored lateral incisor before and after
February 18, 2021
Prof. Paulo Monteiro, DMD, MSc

Clinical Case: Non-invasive Restorative Treatment of a Discolored Lateral Incisor

Using 3M™ Filtek™ Universal Restorative.

About the Case

A 40-year-old male patient was unhappy with the discoloration on his maxillary right lateral incisor that appeared after endodontic treatment. An internal bleaching treatment had not resulted in the desired outcome, so a restorative treatment was needed to obtain a tooth shade similar to that of the adjacent teeth.

Internally discolored maxillary right lateral incisor

Internally discolored maxillary right lateral incisor.

Placed rubber dam and sandblasted teeth

Placed rubber dam and sandblasted teeth with 3M™ CoJet™ System.

Appearance of tooth after pink opaquer placement

Appearance of tooth after 3M™ Filtek™ Universal Restorative Pink Opaquer placement.

Modeled composite

Modeled composite.

Light cured restoration through glycerin gel

Light cured restoration through glycerin gel.

Created final high-gloss polish

Created final high-gloss polish with 3M™ Sof-Lex™ Diamond Polishing System.

Final results

Final results.

Close-up view

Close-up view.

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