Int J Esthet Dent 11 (2016), No. 4 14. Oct. 2016
Int J Esthet Dent 11 (2016), No. 4 (14.10.2016)
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Minimally invasive vertical preparation design for ceramic veneers
Imburgia, Mario / Canale, Angelo / Cortellini, Davide / Maneschi, Marco / Martucci, Claudio / Valenti, Marco
The esthetic treatment of anterior teeth has always presented a challenge in clinical practice. With the improvement of dental materials, many restorative options such as composite resins, all-ceramic crowns, and ceramic veneers have become available. The current challenge in reconstructive dentistry is to obtain excellent esthetic results while preserving the biological structures involved as much as possible. Thanks to the introduction of high-strength etchable dental ceramics, clinicians and technicians have materials and procedures at their disposal that allow them to restore esthetics and function through a minimally invasive approach. New-generation all-ceramic restorations and adhesive systems allow a greater preservation of residual hard tooth structures, especially with regard to single elements. This article describes a vertical preparation technique for ceramic veneers.