Recontouring teeth and closing diastemas with direct composite buildups: A clinical evaluation of survival and quality parameters

Journal of Dentistry, 10/27/2010

Irregular tooth shape and position in the anterior maxilla and mandible are major aesthetic problems for patients. In recent years such conditions have increasingly been treated minimally or even non–invasively by recontouring teeth with direct composite resin buildups. Although clinical experience with this treatment option is promising, evidence–based data about longevity are limited. Direct composite buildups are aesthetic, functional, and biologically sound treatment options for recontouring teeth and closing diastemas with clinically promising survival rates. Therefore, tooth shape correction can be recommended in cases in which minimally invasive or non–invasive procedures on healthy teeth are indicated.

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