Teen Trauma

Recreating a suitable match

Teen Trauma

Problem: a young patient had an accident, with the resultant trauma causing a lower fracture to her right front tooth; additionally the patient had a small defect present midway on the same tooth that they wished to have corrected at the same time.

Solution: fortunately the nerve status following the accident was normal, and so a composite reconstruction based on a wax model of the repaired tooth to ensure ideal form and texture of the tooth prior to actual delivery of treatment.

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Discussion Points: a relatively small addition to a front tooth is quite a challenging problem since colour match and surface detail require numerous elements of consideration. In this segment four different shades of composite alone have been used to recreate a suitable match to the adjacent front tooth. Light reflection and refraction properties of composite allows us to see that surface anatomy has been improved and restored homogeneously.