Removing white spots in a conservative way
Removing white spots in a conservative way enables dentists to answer the aesthetic demand of our patients, which is getting higher everyday; it’s our duty to educate them and to focus on biological and functional problems at first, but we also must pay a lot of attention to aesthetics.
Sometimes for aesthetic reasons we have to remove sound dental structure, always thinking about the correct balance between costs and benefits. On the other hand, we must be as conservative as we can, trying to avoid any healthy tissue removal.
A lot of patients have some white or brown blur on the buccal surface of their teeth; covering and masking them with composite resin might be difficult, and require healthy structure sacrifice to obtain enough space for the restorative material. Ceramic veneers are an highly aesthetic solution, but they are invasive and often require tooth preparation.
As you already saw on our website we can remove this kind of spot without using burs, thanks to the infiltration technique (Icon – DMG).
In this case report we want to show how easy and efficient this technique is.
The infiltration technique is an easy, conservative, non invasive and reliable source for the dentist, especially with young patients. Sometimes it can be combined with sandblasting to improve its efficacy.
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