Teeth spacing in anterior mandibular area. Minimal invasive techniques for diastema closure with fiber-reinforced bridge or composite resin materials. A report of two cases


Authors: Ismini Papoulidou and Evaggelia Tzoka
Page Range: 247-252
Published in: Journal of Pain Management, 15#3 (2022)
ISSN: 1939-5914

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Teeth spacing is a dental abnormality characterized by interdental spaces and lack of contact points between the teeth. Patients with abnormal tooth shape, position and diastemas in the anterior region have significant esthetic issues. A variety of treatment methods are available to manage such situations, including orthodontics, indirect and direct restorative approaches. Invasive indirect treatments have been replaced with minimally invasive or noninvasive restorative procedures thanks to advancements in adhesive techniques and resin-based materials. Fiber reinforced adhesive bridges are a type of restoration that is minimally invasive or noninvasive and could be used as an alternative restoration for diastema closures in teeth spacing. Two cases are presented, which describe the rehabilitation of anterior mandibular teeth spacing using a direct fiber‑reinforced adhesive bridge (FRC) and a direct composite resin approach. In these two cases, esthetic and functional defects were treated with these minimal invasive techniques offering easy, cost‑effective solutions, focused on teeth conservation.

Keywords: Dentistry, orthodontics, teeth spacing, fiber reinforced bridge, diastema closure, noninvasive

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