ARAB DENTAL  •  ISSN 1861-8251

ARAB DENTAL 30 (2017), No. 2     15. July 2017
ARAB DENTAL 30 (2017), No. 2  (15.07.2017)

Page 18-20, Language: Arabic

Achieving Natural Aesthetics in the Layering Technique: Invisibility is the Ultimate Goal
Tam, Clarence
In the case in question, a 39-year-old patient was referred to my practice by his orthodontist for conservative composite treatment of tooth 12 (upper right lateral incisor) following levelling of the teeth. The aim was to achieve better symmetry in the dental arch. The asymmetry existed in both the gingival region and tooth 12 itself. The gingival asymmetry was not as much of a problem to the patient as the shorter tooth, which also appeared more discoloured. The patient's teeth were healthy and free from caries. We therefore began the treatment with a two-week whitening cycle consisting of customised trays with 10% carbamide peroxide, worn overnight. This resulted in a shade improvement for his maxillary anterior teeth from 2M1/3M1 to Vita 0M3 with cervical hints of 1M1.