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Revista Cubana de Estomatología

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CHAPLE GIL, Alain Manuel et al. Diastema closure with hybrid composite resins. Rev Cubana Estomatol [online]. 2016, vol.53, n.1, pp.84-92. ISSN 0034-7507.

Treatment for diastema closure is mainly aimed at providing periodontal health and an appropriate esthetic appearance. Diastemata may be treated with prosthesis and orthodontics, but these options generally require preparation of the healthy tissue, including laboratory procedures which increase clinical time. The use of composite resins is an esthetic, functional option for cases in which little or no intervention is required upon healthy tissue. The paper is aimed at describing a case of central anterior superior diastema closure using hybrid composite resins. A 21-year-old female patient presents at consultation requesting treatment for a central superior diastema. Closure with hybrid composite resin was suggested. After obtaining informed consent, resolution of the diastema was performed using an incremental technique with hybrid resin until the contact point was reached, taking care of periodontal health. Treatment was planned, the surfaces to be increased were polished, adhesive systems were applied and resin layers were placed until the desired result was achieved. Esthetic appearance was improved, with total patient satisfaction. In this case the steps of direct restoration technique with hybrid composite resin increase were adequately followed. Diastema closure and contact point restoration were achieved without forcing the interdental papilla.

Keywords : diastema; composite resins; dental esthetics.

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