Contemporary Clinical Dentistry

: 2012  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 82--85

Aesthetic approach for anterior teeth with enamel hypoplasia

Josué Martos, Andréa Gewehr, Emanuele Paim 
 Department of Semiology and Clinics, Faculty of Dentistry, University Federal of Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil

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Josué Martos
Department of Semiology and Clinic, Faculty of Dentistry, Federal University of Pelotas, R. Gonçalves Chaves, 457, 96.015-560, RS

Enamel hypoplasia is a developmental defect of the enamel that is produced by a disturbance in the formation of the organic enamel matrix, clinically visible as enamel defects. Disorders that occur during the stages of enamel development and maturation reduce the amount or thickness of the enamel, resulting in white spots, tiny grooves, depressions and fissures in the enamel surface. The complexity and intensity of the dental deformity lesions will conduct the ideal treatment-associating conservative techniques. This article presents a case report of a restorative treatment of enamel hypoplasia using hybrid composite resin to mask color alteration and enamel defects. An aesthetic appearance that respects the tooth polychromatic and the self-esteem of the patient can be achieved with this approach.

How to cite this article:
Martos J, Gewehr A, Paim E. Aesthetic approach for anterior teeth with enamel hypoplasia.Contemp Clin Dent 2012;3:82-85

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Martos J, Gewehr A, Paim E. Aesthetic approach for anterior teeth with enamel hypoplasia. Contemp Clin Dent [serial online] 2012 [cited 2021 Feb 25 ];3:82-85
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