Developmental defects of enamel in permanent dentition: Evaluation and clinical management
During the development of tooth structures, many factors can modify the ameloblastic function, leading to defects in the quality or quantity of enamel. These defects can present at different levels of severity, constituting an important risk factor for the development of caries, wear, tooth sensitivity and esthetic impairment. Clinical management in these cases is challenging and treatment options vary widely. In this article, the clinical case of a 19-year-old patient who reported dissatisfaction with her smile due to the presence of stains on her upper anterior teeth was reported. Treatment consisted of an at-home bleaching protocol followed by restorations with direct composite resins. The result showed that with this technique it was possible to obtain adequate color and aesthetics.