Porcelain veneer post-bonding crack repair by resin infiltration

Marco Gresnigt, Michel Magne, Pascal Magne

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Ceramic laminate veneer restorations are indicated in several clinical situations. Indirect restorations are usually chosen if the less-invasive options - bleaching, resin infiltration, or composite resin restorations - are not possible, or when it is too difficult to achieve an esthetically pleasing result in the long term. Bonded indirect partial restorations are highly dependent on their adhesive interface, as these thin restorations have a relatively low cohesive strength. Therefore, preservation of sound enamel, conditioning of the restorations and of the substrate, and luting procedures are of paramount importance for a successful outcome. Even when utmost care is taken during every step of the procedure, failures such as fractures, chipping, or marginal discoloration and defects sometimes occur. Only very few of these cases of failure are presented or are a subject of interest. In this case presentation, a fracture repair is performed using an infiltration technique with a resin composite material.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)156-170
Number of pages15
JournalThe international journal of esthetic dentistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 28-Jun-2017


  • Adult
  • Composite Resins
  • Dental Cements
  • Dental Etching
  • Dental Materials
  • Dental Polishing
  • Dental Porcelain
  • Dental Restoration Failure
  • Dental Veneers
  • Esthetics, Dental
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Incisor
  • Maxilla
  • Resin Cements
  • Retreatment
  • Surface Properties
  • Case Reports
  • Journal Article

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