Aesthetic Closure Of Maxillary And Mandibular Anterior Spaces Using Direct Composite Resin Build-Ups: A Case Report

Download Article

1 / Diana Wolff2

1Department of Conservative Dentistry Section of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry Clinic for Oral, Dental and Maxillofacial Diseases University Hospital Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 400, 69120 Heidelberg Germany
2Department of Conservative Dentistry Section of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry Clinic for Oral, Dental and Maxillofacial Diseases University Hospital Heidelberg

Summary

The presence of multiple spaces in the anterior aesthetic zone can produce discomfort for patients and its treatment can be difficult for dental professionals. A variety of treatment options are available and these include orthodontic movement, prosthetic indirect restorations or direct composite resin build-ups. Among these, the closure of interdental spaces using composite build-ups combined with orthodontic treatment is considered to be most conservative. This type of treatment has several advantages like the maximum preservation of tooth substance (no tooth preparation), no need for anesthesia, no multiple time-consuming visits, no provisional restorations and also comparably low costs. Clinical Consideration: This case report describes the clinical restorative procedure of direct composite resin build-ups for the closure of multiple anterior spaces.

Keywords: composite resin build-ups; multiple anterior spaces; aesthetic closure

References

  1. Frese C, Staehle HJ, Wolff D. The assessment of dentofacial esthetics in restorative dentistry: a review of the literature. J Am Dent Assoc, 2012; 143:461-466.
  2. Higley LB. Maxillary labial frenum and midline diastema. ASDC J Dent Child, 1969; 36:413-414.
  3. Huang WJ, Creath CJ. The midline diastema: a review of its etiology and treatment. Pediatr Dent, 1995; 17:171-179.
  4. Wirsching E. Contemporary options for restoration of anterior teeth with composite. Quintessence Int, 2015; 46:457-463. [Web of Science]
  5. Astvaldsdottir A, Dagerhamn J, van Dijken JW, et al. Longevity of posterior resin composite restorations in adults – A systematic review. J Dent, 2015; 43:934-954. [Web of Science]
  6. Ferracane JL. Resin composite–state of the art. Dent Mater, 2011; 27:29-38.
  7. Ferracane JL. Resin composite–state of the art. Dent Mater, 2011; 27:29-38.
  8. Frese C, Schiller P, Staehle HJ, Wolff D. Recontouring teeth and closing diastemas with direct composite buildups: a 5-year follow-up. J Dent, 2013; 41:979-985. [Web of Science]
  9. Wolff D, Kraus T, Schach C, et al. Recontouring teeth and closing diastemas with direct composite buildups: a clinical evaluation of survival and quality parameters. J Dent, 2010; 38:1001-1009. [Web of Science]
  10. Samra AP, Pereira SK, Delgado LC, Borges CP. Color stability evaluation of aesthetic restorative materials. Braz Oral Res, 2008; 22:205-210.
  11. Ender Akan, Bora Bagis. Midline Diastema Closure with Partial Laminate Veneers: A Case Report. Balk J Dent Med, 2016; 20:59-62.
Citation Information: Balkan Journal of Dental Medicine. Volume 20, Issue 2, Pages 117–121, ISSN (Online) 2335-0245, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/bjdm-2016-0019, July 2016

COMMENTS