10.25241/stomaeduj.2018.5(3).art.7 – abstract


Resin infiltration as a minimal invasive esthetic treatment for a mild fluorosis case

DOI: https://doi.org/10.25241/stomaeduj.2018.5(3).art.7



Aim: The present case report aimed to describe a minimally invasive method to mask the white opaque lesions of enamel in a mild fluorosis case to improve its esthetic outcome.

Summary: Dental fluorosis (DF) is a developmental disturbance of enamel caused by excessive ingestion of fluoride on ameloblasts during enamel formation. The clinical manifestations depend on the severity of fluorosis. In mild cases, there are white opaque striations across the enamel surface, whereas in more severe cases, the porous regions increase in size, with enamel pitting, and secondary discoloration of the enamel surface. Patients often suffer from the discoloration and the pitted surface of the teeth which are the major characteristics leading to an unaesthetic appearance. A minimally invasive treatment approach of in-office bleaching followed by a resin infiltration technique was applied to enhance the porous fluorosed enamel surface. The combination of the two techniques resulted in a perfectly satisfactory aesthetic outcome with a clinical follow-up for 12 months.

Key learning points: fluorosis, minimal invasive approach, bleaching, resin infiltration, esthetic.