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Esthetic Recovery of Smile Using Composite Resin and “Biological Posts” and Crowns

  • Vieira-Andrade RG1,*,
  • Ribondi JR2
  • Botelho AM2
  • Fernandes AM2
  • Tavano KTA2

1Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics. School of Dentistry, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil

2Department of Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Federal University of the Vales of Jequitinhonha and Mucuri, Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil

DOI: 10.17796/jcpd.37.2.j388p12047710230 Vol.37,Issue 2,March 2013 pp.153-156

Published: 01 March 2013

*Corresponding Author(s): Vieira-Andrade RG E-mail:


The recovery of teeth that have been extensively destroyed by dental caries can be achieved through direct and indirect restorative procedures. This paper presents a case of the esthetic and functional recovery of permanent maxillary incisors with extensive dental caries in an adolescent patient through the use of a composite resin and “biological posts and crowns”. A case report was drafted to describe the direct restoration of central maxillary incisors using composite resin and endodontic treatment of the lateral maxillary incisors, the construction of dentinal posts, the adaptation and cementing of the posts to the root canals, preparation and molding of crown portions, model construction, the choice of extracted teeth and the making and cementing of “biological crowns”. The use of a composite resin and the cementing of “biological posts and crowns” reestablish dental esthetics and function. Biological restorations maintain all the characteristics of natural teeth and have a significant psychosocial impact on the patient's quality of life. However, it should be stressed that this technique was only indicated in the present case after the determination of a significant improvement in oral hygiene.


Dental caries, Adolescent, Crowns

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Vieira-Andrade RG,Ribondi JR,Botelho AM,Fernandes AM,Tavano KTA. Esthetic Recovery of Smile Using Composite Resin and “Biological Posts” and Crowns. Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry. 2013. 37(2);153-156.


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