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Camouflaging Diastemata with Composite Bonding – Case of the Week: Episode 184

Justin Chi, DDS, CDT

article by Justin Chi, DDS, CDT

In the Case of the Week for Episode 184 of “Chairside Live,” I addressed the esthetic concerns of Victoria from our Customer Experience team, who had prominent diastemata both mesial and distal to her maxillary lateral incisors. Victoria and the other devoted Customer Experience team members serve as the company’s friendly face, communicating with doctors by phone and email, and in person. While porcelain veneers could be considered the ideal solution to this esthetic challenge, composite restorations using a material like Camouflage® NanoHybrid Composite (Glidewell Direct; Irvine, Calif.) can be an appropriate interim solution. Direct composite bonding provides benefits such as affordability, reversibility and time savings. Follow along through this case to see how I utilized composite and minimally invasive methodology to transform the patient’s smile into an asset that helps her exude confidence.

Conclusion

Victoria was very excited about the final esthetic improvement I was able to provide in a single appointment. The completed composite treatment served as an excellent, minimally invasive way to immediately alter the shape of the teeth in an affordable and reversible manner.

Chairside Magazine: Volume 11, Issue 4

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