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The American Journal of Esthetic Dentistry

Edited by Richard J. Simonsen, DDS, MS

ISSN 2162-2833 (print) • ISSN 2162-2841 (online)

The American Journal of Esthetic Dentistry
Summer 2013
Volume 3 , Issue 2

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Enamel Microabrasion for Removal of Decalcification, Dysmineralization, and Surface Texture Defects

Theodore P. Croll, DDS/Kevin J. Donly, DDS, MS

Pages: 9299
DOI: 10.11607/ajed.0063

Using a combination of hydrochloric acid erosion and mechanical abrasion with powdered silicon carbide, superficial enamel discoloration and texture defects can be eliminated. Enamel microabrasion was developed in the 1980s and, used alone or in combination with dental bleaching, has proven to be a conservative method of improving tooth appearance. This article offers a 27-year retrospective on a subject who was treated at age 10. It also documents the use of enamel microabrasion for treatment of dysmineralization, decalcification, and an enamel texture abnormality. Am J Esthet Dent 2013;3:9299. doi: 10.11607/ajed.0063

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