Direct composites in anteriors: a matter of substrate

Int J Esthet Dent. 2017;12(4):468-481.


When planning a restoration, the color of the substrate should also be taken into account in order to achieve a satisfactory esthetic outcome. In some clinical situations, clinicians are asked to hide the substrate with the restoration; in other situations, clinicians can take advantage of an unaltered color substrate and therefore select less opaque materials that exploit the color of the underlying tissue.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acid Etching, Dental
  • Color
  • Composite Resins / therapeutic use*
  • Dental Materials / therapeutic use*
  • Dental Restoration, Permanent / methods*
  • Esthetics, Dental*
  • Humans
  • Incisor*
  • Light-Curing of Dental Adhesives
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Oral Hygiene


  • Composite Resins
  • Dental Materials