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Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

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

Publication:
June 2007
Volume 38 , Issue 6

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A minimally invasive treatment of severe dental fluorosis

Stefano Ardu, Dr Med Dent / Minos Stavridakis, Dr Med Dent / Ivo Krejci, Prof Dr Med Dent

Pages: 455458
PMID: 17625627

This article describes a minimally invasive technique to treat a severe case of enamel fluorosis using microabrasion to eliminate the hypermineralized, white-colored, superficial enamel layer, followed by home bleaching treatment and chairside re-creation of superficial enamel microstructure. The proposed technique may improve the esthetics of fluorotic teeth without requiring other restorative procedures. Microabrasion followed by home bleaching may be an interesting alternative for the restorative treatment of teeth affected by fluorosis. (Quintessence Int 2007;38:455458)

Key words: fluorosis, microabrasion, micromorphology, minimally invasive treatment

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