Journal of South Asian Association of Pediatric Dentistry

Register      Login

VOLUME 6 , ISSUE 2 ( May-August, 2023 ) > List of Articles

CASE REPORT

A Case Series of Resin Infiltration as Minimally Invasive Method for Treatment of Enamel Opacities

Neha Shrestha, Sumita Upadhyay, Rasna Shrestha, Parayash Dallakoti

Keywords : Case report, Enamel opacities, Minimal invasive, Resin infiltration

Citation Information : Shrestha N, Upadhyay S, Shrestha R, Dallakoti P. A Case Series of Resin Infiltration as Minimally Invasive Method for Treatment of Enamel Opacities. J South Asian Assoc Pediatr Dent 2023; 6 (2):91-94.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10077-3276

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 29-08-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Auhtor(s).


Abstract

Enamel opacities occur because of defects in the formation of the organic matrix during the development of tooth enamel. These lesions are often seen in dental practice. It is a challenge to treat such lesions with minimal invasion, while also fulfilling esthetic demands. The initiation of the resin infiltration technique has provided an intermediate therapy option in the middle of preventive and corrective therapies. The present case report aims to report the treatment of enamel lesions in the anterior teeth of the arch, with resin infiltration procedure. Formally devised for the conservative treatment of initial carious areas, resin infiltration has been popular among practitioners because of its covering effect on decalcifying enamel and an array of advancing enamel defects.


HTML PDF Share
  1. Denis M, Atlan A, Vennat E, et al. White defects on enamel: diagnosis and anatomopathology: two essential factors for proper treatment (part 1). Int Orthod 2013;11(2):139–165. DOI: 10.1016/j.ortho.2013.02.014
  2. Akin M, Basciftci FA. Can white spot lesions be treated effectively? Angle Orthod 2012;82(5):770–775. DOI: 10.2319/090711.578.1
  3. Knösel M, Attin R, Becker K, et al. A randomized CIE-lab evaluation of external bleaching therapy effects on fluorotic enamel stains. Quintessence Int. 2008;39(5):391–399. DOI: 10.5167/UZH-4707
  4. Singhal R, Namdev R, Singhal P, et al. Newer technique of extra-coronal bleaching with sodium perborate on non-pitted fluorosis stains in permanent anterior teeth. J Clin Pediatr Dent 2022;46(2):112–118. DOI: 10.17796/1053-4625-46.2.4
  5. Allen DN, Fine CM, Newton MN, et al. Resin infiltration therapy: a micro-invasive treatment approach for white spot lesions. J Dent Hyg 2021;95(6):31–35. PMID: 34949680.
  6. Paris S, Meyer-Lueckel H, Kielbassa AM. Resin infiltration of natural caries lesions. J Dent Res 2007;86(7):662–666. DOI: 10.1177/154405910708600715
  7. Comisi JC, Sauro S, et al. Overview on molar-incisor hypomineralisation (MIH): treatment and preventive approaches. Dent Biomater Sci-Res 2016;1(6).
  8. Sundfeld D, Pavani CC, Pavesi Pini NI, et al. Esthetic recovery of teeth presenting fluorotic enamel stains using enamel microabrasion and home-monitored dental bleaching. J Conserv Dent 2019;22(4):401–405. DOI: 10.4103/JCD.JCD_77_19
  9. Muñoz MA, Arana-Gordillo LA, Gomes GM, et al. Alternative esthetic management of fluorosis and hypoplasia stains: blending effect obtained with resin infiltration techniques. J Esthet Restor Dent 2013;25(1):32–39. DOI: 10.1111/j.1708-8240.2012.00527.x
  10. Meyer-Lueckel H, Paris S, Kielbassa AM. Surface layer erosion of natural caries lesions with phosphoric and hydrochloric acid gels in preparation for resin infiltration. Caries Res 2007;41(3):223–230. DOI: 10.1159/000099323
  11. Robinson C, Hallsworth AS, Weatherell JA, et al. Arrest and control of carious lesions: a study based on preliminary experiments with resorcinol-formaldehyde resin. J Dent Res 1976;55(5):812–818. DOI: 10.1177/00220345760550051601
  12. Kielbassa AM, Muller J, Gernhardt CR. Closing the gap between oral hygiene and minimally invasive dentistry: a review on the resin infiltration technique of incipient (proximal) enamel lesions. Quintessence Int 2009;40(8):663–681. PMID: 19639091.
  13. de Barros L, Apolonio FM, Loguercio AD, et al. Resin-dentin bonds of etch-and-rinse adhesives to alcohol-saturated acid-etched dentin. J Adhes Dent 2013;15(4):333–340. DOI: 10.3290/j.jad.a29380
  14. Kim S, Kim EY, Jeong TS, et al. The evaluation of resin infiltration for masking labial enamel white spot lesions. Int J Paediatr Dent 2011;21(4):241–248. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-263X.2011.01126.x
PDF Share
PDF Share

© Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) LTD.