Reconstruction of Abraded Teeth

12 Feb 2015 - 7210

In restorative dentistry we often have to restore a tooth for an elderly patient. In such patient we find abrasions and chromatic changes due to age and wear. With function, enamel is worn out and abraded, causing modifications of the incisal edge. Its reduction in thickness also causes a loss of chromatic ‘value’ and discoloration. It is important to restore such teeth to reproduce these modifications copying what function has changed throughout years of function

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Initial situation, non vital tooth, situation after 2 month of walking bleaching.

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Isolation with rubber dam and after removing decay and old restorations.

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Adhesion phases: 4th generation adhesive technique, selective etching, chlorhexidine, priming and bonding.

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Fiber post cementation, stratification of the composite.

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Creation of the crack line with surgical blade and stain.

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Final restoration.