The aim of the present study was to describe a clinical protocol for the treatment of white spots with the use of an abrasive material. A four-year-old patient presented with a white spot on tooth 51 and a white spot associated with a carious lesion in the cervical region of tooth 52. Treatment was planned with microabrasion and restoration of the upper right lateral incisor. Prophylaxis was first performed, followed by protection with a dental dam and the application of the abrasive material (silicon carbide and hydrochloric acid 6%). Five applications were needed to remove the spots. The restoration of the upper right lateral incisor was then performed with a resin composite. A good esthetic outcome was achieved and both the patient and her guardians were satisfied with the results. Microabrasion is a conservative treatment option that achieves satisfactory results with regard to tooth color.
Microabrasion: A Treatment Option For White Spots
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MQ Souza de Barros Vasconcelos, K Almeida Vieira, M da Consolação Canuto Salgueiro, T Almeida Alfaya, C Santos Ferreira, SK Bussadori; Microabrasion: A Treatment Option For White Spots. J Clin Pediatr Dent 1 September 2014; 39 (1): 27–29. doi: https://doi.org/10.17796/jcpd.39.1.t44j06u21764j888
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