Alternative Esthetic Management of Fluorosis and Hypoplasia Stains: Blending Effect Obtained with Resin Infiltration Techniques

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  • Miguel Angel Muñoz DDS, MS,

    1. PhD Student, School of Dentistry, Department of Restorative Dentistry, State University of Ponta Grossa, Ponta Grossa, Paraná, Brazil
    2. Adjunctive Professor, Department of Restorative Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Universidad de Valparaíso, Valparaíso, Chile
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  • Luis Alfonso Arana-Gordillo DDS, MS,

    1. PhD Student, School of Dentistry, Department of Restorative Dentistry, State University of Ponta Grossa, Ponta Grossa, Paraná, Brazil
    2. Professor, Department of Restorative Dentistry, School of Dentistry, University Santiago de Cali, Cali, Colombia
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  • Giovanna Mongruel Gomes DDS, MS,

    1. PhD Student, School of Dentistry, Department of Restorative Dentistry, State University of Ponta Grossa, Ponta Grossa, Paraná, Brazil
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  • Osnara Mongruel Gomes DDS, PhD,

    1. Adjunctive Professor, School of Dentistry, Department of Restorative Dentistry, State University of Ponta Grossa, Ponta Grossa, Paraná, Brazil
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  • Nara Hellen Campanha Bombarda DDS, PhD,

    1. Assistant Professor of Removable Prostodontics, State University of Ponta Grossa, Ponta Grossa, Paraná, Brazil
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  • Alessandra Reis DDS, PhD,

    1. Adjunctive Professor, School of Dentistry, Department of Restorative Dentistry, State University of Ponta Grossa, Ponta Grossa, Paraná, Brazil
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  • Alessandro Dourado Loguercio DDS, MS, PhD

    Corresponding author
    1. Adjunctive Professor, School of Dentistry, Department of Restorative Dentistry, State University of Ponta Grossa, Ponta Grossa, Paraná, Brazil
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  • This article is accompanied by commentary, Alternative Esthetic Management of Fluorosis and Hypoplasia Stains: Blending Effect Obtained with Resin Infiltration Techniques, Joe C. Ontiveros, DDS, MS. DOI: 10.1111/j.1708-8240.2012.00528.x

Alessandro Dourado Loguercio, DDS, MS, PhD, Universidade Estadual de Ponta Grossa—Pós-graduação em Odontologia, Rua Carlos Cavalcanti, 4748, Bloco M, Sala 64A—Uvaranas, 84030-900, Ponta Grossa, Paraná, Brazil; email: aloguercio@hotmail.com

Abstract

ABSTRACT

Statement of Problem:  New light-polymerized resin composites optimized for rapid infiltration of enamel lesions with resin light curing monomers are commercially available today to prevent enamel lesions from further demineralization and provide a highly conservative therapy. In addition, this technique has proved to be effective treatment for blending white spot lesions because the microporosities of infiltrated lesions are filled with resin.

Purpose:  This clinical report presents and describes cases in which the minimally invasive infiltrant resin technique was used for blending different microporous lesions, mild-to-moderate fluorosis, and hypoplasia stains related to traumatic dental injuries.

Results:  The fluorosis stain showed visually perceptual improvements. In the cases of hypoplasia, stains were not completely blended. However, the general clinical outcomes of these cases were considered successful and recovered the patients' self-esteem.

Conclusion:  Based on the results obtained, it could be concluded that the resin infiltration technique shows promising results and could be considered a minimally invasive procedure for mild-to-moderate fluorosis and hypoplasia stains.

CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE

This case study allows a better understanding of the concept of the resin infiltration technique applied in other types of porous lesions, increasing its use as a therapeutic alternative for esthetic purposes in the philosophy of minimally invasive dentistry.

(J Esthet Restor Dent 25:32–39, 2013)

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