The aesthetic management of a midline diastema with direct composite using digital smile design, putty index and button shade technique: A case report

Nirawati Pribadi, Sukaton, Galih Sampoerno, Sylvia, Hendy Jaya Kurniawan, Maya Safitri, Rahmadanty Mustika

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Abstract

Background: A diastema is the distance or space between two or more adjacent teeth. This abnormality can interfere with the aesthetics of a patient, and 97% of diastemas occur in the maxilla. Various treatments can be performed for diastema closure in patients, one of which is composite resin restoration. Purpose: To explain the aesthetic procedure for diastema closure. Case: A 20-year-old female patient presented with complaints of the distance between her anterior teeth (Class I Angle occlusion with normal overjet and overbite). The labial frenum associated with the diastema was normal in size and position. The patient was not amenable to invasive procedures. Case Management: Management of midline diastema closure using the direct composite technique with DSD, the putty index method and button shade technique. Conclusion: The closure of a midline diastema with direct composite using DSD, the putty index method and button shade technique provides aesthetic results with less cost and time due to the absence of laboratory procedures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44-48
Number of pages5
JournalDental Journal
Volume55
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2022

Keywords

  • anterior teeth
  • diastema closure
  • direct composite

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