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Treatment of an amelogenesis imperfecta with restorations prepared using a modified clear matrix technique


  • This paper was presented as a poster in the 12th International Scientific Congress and Exhibition of EBDO, 2009, İzmir, Turkey.

Assist. Prof. Senem G. Yiğit Özer, Department of Operative Dentistry and Endodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Dicle University, Diyarbakir 21280, Turkey.
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The rehabilitation of a patient with amelogenesis imperfecta (AI) from both functional and esthetic standpoints represents a challenge. A number of treatment options have been proposed. Recently, the use of adhesive restorations has gained popularity because of the improved physical properties of these materials. This article describes a treatment with direct resin composite for the restoration of teeth affected by the hypomature type of AI. A modified clear matrix technique was used during the preparation and restoration process. The use of the technique provides clinicians with reduced chair time, and the matrix can be repeated when needed; restorations can be performed relatively quickly with a minimal post-operative finishing process. This article highlights the use of direct-bonded resin composites providing satisfactory esthetics and function in restoring AI-affected teeth.

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