Single shade for diastema closure
The restoration of anterior teeth is one of the biggest challenges for a dentist, because of the difficulties in color matching, and in recreating natural internal structure of the tooth. Small median diastemata and small spaces are the most difficult ones to restore, so special, dedicated tools, such as the Unica matrix (Polydentia powered by Styleitaliano) are needed to make the process easy.
Initial smile of our 26 years old patient.
Initial situation shows multiple diastemata involving all upper incisors.
The contrasted view helps in proportion study.
Isolation with rubber dam is very important in order to provide a clean, clear and dry environment.
Etching of the enamel surface with 37% phosphoric acid.
Application of a generous amount of bonding.
The restoration was completed by applying a single, universal, composite shade.
The restoration is completed by applying a single composite shadeon both laterals.
Drawing the secondary and tertiary anatomy with pencil to prepare the teeth for finishing and polishing.
The restorations were finished and polished thoroughly.
The proximal was smoothened using finishing strips.
A felt wheel was the used for final gloss.
Final situation before removal of the rubber dam.
Final situation at 1-month recall. Contrasted picture.
Final situation at 1-month recall. Occlusion.
Final smile of the patient.
When dealing with aesthetic restorations, an optimal reconstruction of the tooth profile is paramount. In case of diastema closure, various tools and procedures can help the clinician to correctly restore the emergence profile; among these, the new Unica anterior matrix stands out because of its simplicity and versatility, allowing to quickly and easily restore both cervical and interproximal profiles at the same time, strongly reducing the chair-side time, and bringing aesthetic restorations within everyone’s reach.
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