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Restor Dent Endod. 2012 Aug;37(3):165-9. doi: 10.5395/rde.2012.37.3.165. Epub 2012 Aug 29.

Diastema closure using direct bonding restorations combined with orthodontic treatment: a case report.

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Department of Conservative Dentistry, Kyungpook National University School of Dentistry, Daegu, Korea.


Closure of interdental spaces using proximal build-ups with resin composite is considered to be practical and conservative. However, a comprehensive approach combining two or more treatment modalities may be needed to improve esthetics. This case report describes the management of a patient with multiple diastemas, a peg-shaped lateral incisor and midline deviation in the maxillary anterior area. Direct resin bonding along with orthodontic movement of teeth allows space closure and midline correction, consequently, creating a better esthetic result.


Diastema closure; Direct resin bonding; Midline deviation; Minor tooth movement

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