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RGO - Revista Gaúcha de Odontologia

Print version ISSN 0103-6971On-line version ISSN 1981-8637

Abstract

SILVA-JUNIOR, Manoelito Ferreira; ASSIS, Rahyza Inácio Freire de  and  PAZINATTO, Flávia Bittencourt. Molar incisor hypomineralization: an aesthetic conservative restorative approach. RGO, Rev. Gaúch. Odontol. [online]. 2016, vol.64, n.2, pp.186-192. ISSN 1981-8637.  https://doi.org/10.1590/1981-863720160002000092980.

The aim this study is to present a clinical case of conservative aesthetic restorative treatment of teeth 11 and 21 in a patient diagnosed with molar incisor hypomineralization. An 18-year-old female patient came to the Outpatient Restorative Dentistry Clinic at the Federal University of Espírito Santo, complaining mainly of not feeling comfortable with a color change in her anterior teeth. Molar incisor hypomineralization was diagnosed in molars and incisors and the negative psychosocial implications for the aesthetics involved were noticed. Due to factors such as age, financial viability, technical facility and low degree of severity, we opted for maximum preservation of the healthy tooth structure, through minimal surgical intervention to remove the irregular enamel only and subsequently restore the teeth involved (11 and 21) with resin composite. For the patient, this conservative procedure restored function and aesthetics, and thereby improved her emotional and social behavior. Conservative restorations can provide real solutions, especially in cases of molar incisor hypomineralization in anterior teeth where the patient's psychological state should always be considered. An appropriate assessment of the dental substrate and a careful restorative technique are necessary for success in terms of aesthetics and function and can quickly promote the patient's well-being.

Keywords : Amelogenesis; Dental enamel; Esthetics dental.

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