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Quintessence Publishing: Journals: QI
Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

ISSN 0033-6572 (print) • ISSN 1936-7163 (online)

Publication:
January 2014
Volume 45 , Issue 1

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Shade correction technique for free hand bonded restorations

Ardu, Stefano

Pages: 53-55
PMID: 24392495
DOI: 10.3290/j.qi.a30771

Objective: The aim of this short communication is to describe an easy technique illustrating how to correct an esthetic mismatch between a natural tooth and a free hand bonded restoration. Method and Materials: The proposed technique is based on a case report showing the procedures required to perform a shade correction of an unesthetic anterior composite resin restoration. Results: The clinical case shows an easy and minimally invasive procedure which allows for color correction of anterior free bonded restorations, avoiding the complete removal of a class IV composite resin. Conclusion: This technique is suitable especially for anterior restorations whenever an imperfect color match is detected. Keywords: bonded restorations, chroma, color, esthetics, hue, shade, value

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