Seeking a natural smile – whitening by using the mixed technique

AUTHORS: Jorge Eustáquio, Illana Pais Tenório and Nicolle Vaz de Almeida Nepomuceno
Jorge Eustáquio- Mestre em Dentística (São Leopoldo Mandic –SP);- Professor dos Cursos de Especialização e Aperfeiçoamento em Dentística (ABO Maceió–AL).Illana Pais Tenório- Mestranda em Dentística (UnG– SP);- Professora dos Cursos de Especialização e Aperfeiçoamento em Dentística (ABO Maceió-AL).Nicolle Vaz de Almeida Nepomuceno- Graduada em Odontologia (Centro Universitário Cesmac/Maceió-AL);- Aluna do Curso de Aperfeiçoamento em Dentística Estética Direta (ABO Maceió-AL).

Female patient, 24.

COMPLAINT

Slightly yellowish teeth, especially the canines.

INITIAL APPEARANCE

Teeth showing relatively light shade, except for canines with shade A3.


 

CLINICAL/X-RAY EXAM

Healthy oral condition, without need for intervention prior to whitening. Teeth 13 and 23 showed a more saturated yellow coloring than the other teeth, with a significant difference in tone.

 

TREATMENT

Although the other teeth were already light (shade A1), dental whitening was indicated to homogenize the color of the smile. Initially, one in-office whitening session was done, in combination with two weeks of supervised take-home whitening, followed by one more in-office whitening session.