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Quintessence Int 38 (2007), No. 6     30. May 2007
Quintessence Int 38 (2007), No. 6  (30.05.2007)

Page 455-458, PubMed:17625627


A minimally invasive treatment of severe dental fluorosis
Ardu, Stefano / Stavridakis, Minos / Krejci, Ivo
This article describes a minimally invasive technique to treat a severe case of enamel fluorosis using microabrasion to eliminate the hypermineralized, white-colored, superficial enamel layer, followed by home bleaching treatment and chairside re-creation of superficial enamel microstructure. The proposed technique may improve the esthetics of fluorotic teeth without requiring other restorative procedures. Microabrasion followed by home bleaching may be an interesting alternative for the restorative treatment of teeth affected by fluorosis.

Keywords: fluorosis, microabrasion, micromorphology, minimally invasive treatment