Modern materials and manual skills skilfully combined to achieve long-lasting esthetic restorations.
A report by Aiham Farah, Dubai and Anas Aloum, Abu Dhabi/both United Arab Emirates
The aim of a restorative treatment is to re-establish the esthetic properties of the tooth structure to ensure that it blends in with the shade and vitality of the natural surroundings whilst using the least invasive methods possible. Severe discolourations often aggravate the initial preoperative situation in addition to misalignments, damaged teeth and/or existing restorations. Extensive reconstructions require the combination of modern materials and technologies with manual skills. Outstanding results can be achieved by carefully selecting suitable materials, masking discoloured preparations and implementing an optimum preparation design. The success can be seen in restorations that remain stable and intact over many years.