Publications by authors named "Courtney S Babb"

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Resin Bonding of a Lithium-Disilicate Crown Using a Ligated Rubber Dam: A 2-Year Case Report.

Compend Contin Educ Dent 2021 Apr;42(4):188-191

Professor, Department of Restorative Sciences, Dental College of Georgia, Augusta University, Augusta, Georgia.

Enduring glass-ceramic restorations greatly depend on the quality of adhesion of the crown to enamel and dentin. Proper isolation is vital to the success of bonded ceramic restorations. The rubber dam has long been considered the primary method of preventing contamination of the operating field, a crucial requisite for adhesion. However, many dentists do not use rubber dam isolation due to its penchant for slowing down procedures. The authors present a case report that describes a technique for the indirect bonding of a ceramic restoration to a maxillary first molar using rubber dam isolation in conjunction with a floss ligature,a method that is aimed at optimizing operator effectiveness and efficiency.
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April 2021

Esthetic management of white spot lesions by using minimal intervention techniques of bleaching and resin infiltration: A clinical report.

J Prosthet Dent 2020 Sep 29. Epub 2020 Sep 29.

Associate Professor, Department of Restorative Sciences, Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University, Augusta, Ga. Electronic address:

Dental fluorosis and hypocalcification manifest as white spot lesions and/or brown discolorations. With dental fluorosis, mottled layers in enamel can also be present depending on severity. Treatment options have varied in such situations, depending on severity, and can range from conservative to more invasive. This clinical report focuses on a combination of bleaching and resin infiltration as one of the more conservative treatment options.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.prosdent.2020.08.010DOI Listing
September 2020

Treatment and esthetic management of traumatized maxillary central incisors with endodontic therapy and the inside/outside bleaching technique: A clinical report.

J Prosthet Dent 2019 Oct 23;122(4):343-347. Epub 2019 Apr 23.

Instructor, Department of General Dentistry, Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University, Augusta, Ga. Electronic address:

Traumatic dental injuries most commonly occur to the maxillary central incisors, occasionally resulting in tooth discoloration and prompting affected patients to seek dental treatment. Other negative sequelae of trauma to teeth include root resorption that can complicate definitive treatment planning to manage discoloration. This article describes the conservative esthetic management of discolored traumatized teeth through the inside/outside bleaching technique after endodontic therapy for external inflammatory root resorption.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.prosdent.2018.10.020DOI Listing
October 2019

Minimally invasive esthetic improvement in a patient with dental fluorosis by using microabrasion and bleaching: A clinical report.

J Prosthet Dent 2018 Sep 1;120(3):323-326. Epub 2018 May 1.

Professor, Department of Restorative Sciences, Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University, Augusta, Ga.

Dental fluorosis is a condition that produces unesthetic coloration of enamel because of excessive fluoride ingestion during enamel formation. Its appearance can range in severity from mildly white and opaque to dark brown and can lead a patient to seek dental treatment. Historically, these lesions have been masked, either with direct or indirect restorations, but more conservative treatment options are now available, including the combination of microabrasion and bleaching. This clinical report describes the use of these treatment options to address a young patient's dental fluorosis.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.prosdent.2017.12.024DOI Listing
September 2018

A multidisciplinary approach to the management of a maxillary midline diastema: A clinical report.

J Prosthet Dent 2018 Apr 23;119(4):502-505. Epub 2017 Aug 23.

Assistant Professor, Department of Restorative Sciences, Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University, Augusta, Ga.

A maxillary midline diastema (MMD) is a common complaint of dental patients. An MMD can be closed with treatment from different disciplines, including operative dentistry and orthodontics. A comprehensive smile analysis is also a necessity before beginning treatment. This article highlights the closure of a 3-mm MMD by using a combination of orthodontics and direct composite resin restorations.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.prosdent.2017.06.017DOI Listing
April 2018