Solving esthetic issues in the anterior region with composite before and after
September 9, 2020
Prof. Paulo Monteiro, DMD, MSc

Clinical Case: Solving Esthetic Issues in the Anterior Region with Composite

Using 3M™ Filtek™ Universal Restorative.

About the Case

A 50-year-old male patient presented for professional tooth cleaning. He had deep erosive lesions affecting the vestibular aspects of his maxillary central incisors, which he did not consider an issue. Nevertheless, the team informed him about the options to improve the esthetics and protect the remaining tooth structure. The patient agreed to carry out a home-bleaching treatment followed by a direct restorative treatment with composite.

3M™ Filtek™ Universal Restorative Shade A1 was selected

Composite, Shade A1, of 3M™ Filtek™ Universal Restorative was selected.

One mm of composite, Pink Opaquer, was placed

One mm of composite, Pink Opaquer, was placed.

First application of 3M™ Filtek™ Universal Restorative, Shade A1, was placed

First application of 3M™ Filtek™ Universal Restorative, Shade A1, was placed.

Second and final layer of 3M™ Filtek™ Universal Restorative, Shade A1, was placed

Second and final layer of 3M™ Filtek™ Universal Restorative, Shade A1, was placed.

Restorations after polishing with 3M™ Sof-Lex™ Diamond Polishing System

Restorations after polishing with 3M™ Sof-Lex™ Diamond Polishing System.

Final outcome

Final outcome.

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