Esthetic Rehabilitation of Anterior Teeth with Porcelain Laminates and Sectional Veneers

Marco Gresnigt*, Mutlu Ozcan

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    Abstract

    Full-coverage bonded porcelain restorations offer predictable treatment options in dentistry, but a certain amount of tooth material must be removed to allow space for the required thickness of the restorative material. Laminate veneers and inlays are considered minimally invasive, but they also require removal of sound enamel. Sometimes, it may be preferable to extend the veneer preparations beyond the contact points toward the palatal surface, to hide the margins of the restoration, which necessitates removal of additional tissue. Improvements in adhesive technologies mean that small indirect restorations may be applied with removal of only a superficial layer of enamel. This clinical report describes a situation in which application of porcelain laminates and sectional veneers was chosen as the therapy of choice. A step-by-step protocol is proposed for cementation of these delicate restorations, and finishing procedures are described.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number143
    Pages (from-to)1-8
    Number of pages8
    JournalJournal of the canadian dental association
    Volume77
    Publication statusPublished - 1-Nov-2011

    Keywords

    • OF-THE-LITERATURE
    • CLINICAL-TRIAL
    • BOND STRENGTH
    • RESTORATIONS
    • CEMENT
    • SURVIVAL
    • ADHESION
    • ENAMEL

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