The traumatic fracture of the anterior teeth represents a quite common pathology in our daily practice. In some situations, it is contraindicated to use
indirect restorations (in the cases of very young patients, class III restorations, ultraconservative restorations, emergency and low cost treatments). However, it is
necessary to be able to restore these teeth in a direct, esthetic, functional and predictable way. We will have to focus on the restoration of the color as well as on
the restoration of the morphology.
Due to some factors related to the characteristics of the composite resins, depending on the patient and the dentist respectively, the quality of the direct
anterior restorations may decrease with time. Not understanding the causes that lead to these changes over time, makes most of the practitioners avoid this type of restorations.
This presentation brings up the steps and the techniques that the dentist has to follow in order to maintain the esthetics of the direct anterior restorations as
long as possible.