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Quintessence Int 45 (2014), No. 1     15. Nov. 2013
Quintessence Int 45 (2014), No. 1  (15.11.2013)

Page 53-55, doi:10.3290/j.qi.a30771, PubMed:24392495

Shade correction technique for free hand bonded restorations
Ardu, Stefano
Objective: The aim of this short communication is to describe an easy technique illustrating how to correct an esthetic mismatch between a natural tooth and a free hand bonded restoration.
Method and Materials: The proposed technique is based on a case report showing the procedures required to perform a shade correction of an unesthetic anterior composite resin restoration.
Results: The clinical case shows an easy and minimally invasive procedure which allows for color correction of anterior free bonded restorations, avoiding the complete removal of a class IV composite resin.
Conclusion: This technique is suitable especially for anterior restorations whenever an imperfect color match is detected.

Keywords: bonded restorations, chroma, color, esthetics, hue, shade, value