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- Enamel microabrasion followed by dental bleaching for patients after orthodontic treatment - Case reports
- Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
- Pediat Dent
- Univ Texas Hlth Sci Ctr San Antonio
- University of Washington
- Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP)
- This article reports clinical procedures used to remove residual bonded resin and enamel stains following bracket debonding at the conclusion of orthodontic treatment. A water-cooled fine-tapered diamond bur was used for resin removal, followed by enamel surface finishing using a commercially available microabrasion paste. It was noted that residual tooth coloration remained yellowish because of enamel translucency; the yellow dentin shade showed through. Additional tooth shade lightening was achieved using carbamide peroxide dental bleaching solution in custom-formed trays. This report describes a safe and effective technique that optimizes tooth appearance at the conclusion of orthodontic therapy. Mechanical resin removal, enamel microabrasion, and tooth bleaching are employed.
- Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, v. 19, n. 2, p. 71-77, 2007.
- Blackwell Publishing
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