Int J Esthet Dent 11 (2016), No. 1 3. Feb. 2016
Int J Esthet Dent 11 (2016), No. 1 (03.02.2016)
Page 16-35, PubMed:26835522
Esthetic rehabilitation of a worn dentition with a minimally invasive prosthetic procedure (MIPP)
Fradeani, Mauro / Barducci, Giancarlo / Bacherini, Leonardo
A minimally invasive prosthetic procedure (MIPP) for the esthetic rehabilitation of the complete arch advocates the preservation of enamel to optimize the adhesive bond of the luting agent to both the tooth surface and the etchable ceramic restoration. When esthetic rehabilitation of a worn dentition is required, a MIPP can be selected to reduce the biological cost of removing additional enamel tooth structure. The fundamental steps to achieve this goal are to: (1) increase the vertical dimension of occlusion (VDO); (2) reduce the thickness of the monolithic ceramic material; (3) preserve the enamel during tooth preparation; and (4) adhesively bond the etchable ceramic restorations. This article presents a comprehensive, minimally invasive prosthetic treatment approach for the esthetic rehabilitation of a severely worn dentition using a lithium disilicate all-ceramic material with partial and complete coverage restorations.