In some patients with labial white stains involving the enamel and dentin, bleaching associated with a restorative procedure using composites may be an appropriate treatment alternative.
Although bleaching makes the teeth and the stain whiter, the staining is less evident and easier to restore.
Restorative procedures using adequate composites may then recover the natural optical properties while also providing appropriate mechanical properties, thereby ensuring the longevity of the treatment.
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In this article, the clinical case of a 9-year-old patient who reported dissatisfaction with her smile because of the presence of hypoplastic enamel staining at the central superior and inferior incisors is reported.
The treatment consisted of a bleaching protocol followed by composite resin restorations using the stratification technique.
LD Carvalho / JK Bernardon / G Bruzi / MAC Andrada / LCC Vieira