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A minima treatment for superficial enamel defects

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  09 November 2012

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Many defects can affect the smile of our patients. For superficial enamel defects that may involve one or several natural teeth, we have perfected, after trying many different methods of treatment, a simple, rapid, atraumatic and very effective technique.

This method has five successive stages: a chemical whitening at the chair, an enameloplasty, a microabrasion, a careful polishing, and a remineralization treatment.

This method is especially used for patients who present superficial enamel defects (chalky white veils, leucomas, brown spots, pitting,…).

For deeper defects, it is sometimes necessary to complete this treatment with composite or ceramic restorations.

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