Color matching strategies for non-vital discolored teeth: part 2. In-vivo bleaching options for discolored teeth preparations

J Esthet Restor Dent. 2015 Mar-Apr:27 Suppl 1:S18-23. doi: 10.1111/jerd.12153. Epub 2015 Apr 20.


The following is a case report exemplifying the esthetic restorative and correction of a discolored substrate of a non-vital maxillary right lateral and central incisor tooth. Frequently, clinicians are presented with discolored teeth preparations after removal of a restoration and face difficult decision-making strategies in regards to materials selection, tooth preparation depth, and design. Part 2 will discuss the diagnosis and clinical bleaching treatment options when restoring non-vital discolored substrate preparations. The key is to know when such techniques should and can be applied with the associated esthetic clinical results.

Clinical significance: Esthetic restorative correction of discolored teeth preparations can be clinically managed with an understanding of non-vital bleaching concepts and techniques along with the associated risks and rewards.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Color*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Tooth Bleaching / methods*
  • Tooth Discoloration / therapy*