Pre-operative. Fig. 1. The patient presented with a small anterior diastema.
Step 1: Fig. 2. Isolation with a rubber dam pushed the gingival apically to provide accessibility to the cervical area and allowed me to create proper anatomical contour and emergence profile.
Step 2: Fig. 3. A mylar strip was used to protect the adjacent tooth from etching.
Step 3: ig. 4. To prevent contact of the adhesive with the adjacent tooth, another mylar strip was placed and adhesive was applied.
Step 4: ig. 5. Filtek Z350XT Universal Restorative shade XWE was placed in two increments and each increment light cured for 20 seconds. The first increment was placed over the facial aspect of tooth #7
ig. 6. This increment was then spread and feathered towards the middle of the tooth to improve blending. After this, I started contouring and polishing.
Step 5: Fig. 7. To begin the contouring and polishing process, the proper length was first established with a Sof-Lex XT Contouring Disc.
Step 6: Fig. 8. Next, I utilized the Sof-Lex Diamond Polishing System, which consisted of two steps. First, a beige pre-polishing spiral smoothed and removed scratches in the restoration to prepare the surface for high-gloss poli
Fig. 9. Second, a pink diamond polishing spiral then imparted a smooth, high-gloss polish (Fig. 9). These spirals easily adapted to all surfaces. Finally, the proximal surface was polished with finishing strips.
Step 7: Fig. 10. Upon finishing the restoration, the patient was very satisfied by the ideal contour, surface smoothness and life-like luster.
Post-operative Restoration. Fig. 11. The patient returned one week later for a final post-operative appointment. She was still very satisfied with the final restoration.
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