What must be known about Microabrasion

Renato Viégas Cremonese, Susana Maria Werner Samuel


Objective: Having in mind the growing value that is given to esthetic procedures it has been carried out a literature review about the main polemics that goes around Enamel Microabrasion technique. Action mechanism: the microabrasion compound modifies light refraction and reflection indexes producing an optical effect which allows the camouflage of the subsurface stains. Indications: the technique is indicated to remove any stain, since it is restrict to the most superficial layer of enamel. Advantages: immediate and permanent results with minimum loss of dental structure. Technique: with all care steps taken, a mixture of hydrochloric acid or phosphoric acid and pumice is applied to dental surface for 12 to 16 times, during 10 seconds each application. The application can be done manually or with the help of a low rotation hand-piece. Conclusions: the enamel microabrasion is an effective, safe and conservative technique if compared with other alternatives available. However, some authors affirm that it must be very carefully used because of enamel loss and risks of lesion by the acid.


Esthetic; Mottled enamel; Enamel micro abrasion

DOI: https://doi.org/10.22456/2177-0018.111014

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