A selection of abstracts of clinically relevant papers from other journals. The abstracts on this page have been chosen and edited by John R. Radford.
'...minimum thickness glass ceramic veneers for worn anterior teeth with multiple diastemas.'
da Cunha LF, Pedroche LO et al. J Prosthet Dent 2014; 112: 1315–1318
The authors suggest that pressed ceramic laminate veneers 1) can be provided with little or no tooth preparation, 2) will allow trial cementation in order to share information with the patient as to their definitive appearance, and permit the dentist to verify their elected occlusal scheme, and 3) will achieve optimum dental aesthetic and mechanical characteristics. In this report, veneers were fabricated with a lithium disilicate core (IPS e.max® Press; Ivoclar Vivadent) and an aesthetic veneer of feldspathic porcelain. Previously, the patient had received composite resin restorations. The authors suggested that these were sub-optimal. Removal of the resin composites was carried out expertly. No tooth preparation was required to accommodate these laminate veneers, but the teeth were diminutive. The trial restorations, only partly illustrated in this paper, appeared unsatisfactory and added little to the process of consent. The definitive restorations were possibly 'overstated' with exaggerated incisal translucency and the buccal surface of 22 was over-contoured.
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Esthetic, occlusal, and periodontal rehabilitation of anterior teeth with minimum thickness porcelain laminate veneers. Br Dent J 218, 385 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.bdj.2015.262