Concerning the Case
A 65-year-old male introduced with a chief criticism of wanting a extra superb smile. His enamel had shifted within the time since he accomplished orthodontic therapy as an adolescent, leading to diastemas and noticeable put on. It was essential to him that any therapy executed be as conservative as attainable with minimal removing of wholesome tooth construction. Upon examination of his smile, it was famous that affected person had areas between a number of of his entrance incisors and his central incisors have been pushed lingually, out of alignment. He additionally had quick, flat canines that had worn over time. After a dialogue of therapy choices, the affected person was not concerned about orthodontic therapy nor in using porcelain in his therapy on account of value and his want to protect tooth construction. It was determined that we may deal with all his considerations using composite and the 3M Filtek Matrix.
Usually, using composite to shut a number of diastemas and manually re-shape and lengthen enamel might be time-consuming, unpredictable and fairly irritating for a dentist. The time and experience required to attain superb outcomes may lead to therapy prices that may be prohibitive for the affected person. On this case, using the 3M™ Filtek™ Matrix solved all these considerations by offering a template that allowed superb contours and form of the enamel whereas decreasing the time wanted to attain a extra esthetic smile. Utilizing composite on this case allowed me to have most management of the esthetics of the case and had the additional advantage of no further porcelain lab prices for the affected person. The tooth contours might be simply adjusted by ending or by including extra composite. Moreover, composite permits me some artistic design with ending and sprucing. The affected person states that he feels very pleased with his new smile, and he simply can’t cease smiling!
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