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VOLUME 13 , ISSUE 3 ( May-June, 2012 ) > List of Articles

CASE REPORT

The Use of Fragments of Thin Veneers as a Restorative Therapy for Anterior Teeth Disharmony: A Case Report with 3 Years of Follow-up

Marcelo Coelho Goiato, Daniela Micheline dos Santos, Valentim Adelino Ricardo Baräo, Ricardo Coelho Okida, Aljomar José Vechiato Filho

Citation Information : Goiato MC, Santos DM, Baräo VA, Okida RC, Filho AJ. The Use of Fragments of Thin Veneers as a Restorative Therapy for Anterior Teeth Disharmony: A Case Report with 3 Years of Follow-up. J Contemp Dent Pract 2012; 13 (3):416-420.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-1160

License: CC BY-NC 3.0

Published Online: 01-06-2012

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2012; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Aim

The present case report described the use of contact lens of thin porcelain veneers as a restorative therapy to solve anterior teeth disharmony.

Background

Fragments of thin veneers are minimally invasive restorations with little or no dental preparation and present thickness ranging from 0.2 to 0.5 mm. They are used in case of diastema closure, small changes of teeth, color and restoration of teeth with small fractures.

Case report

A 25-year-old man was admitted at a dental clinic complaining about the diastema presence on the upper anterior teeth. Patient was referred to an orthodontic treatment in order to provide better distribution of the diastemas and harmonious proportion of the teeth. Afterwards, contact lens of thin porcelain veneers were fabricated on the six upper anterior teeth.

Conclusion

Based on the outcomes of this clinical report, we considered the use of fragments of thin veneers as a successful treatment option after 3 years of follow-up.

Clinical significance

The fragments of thin veneers have been established to be an interesting alternative to esthetically restore the anterior teeth with minimal invasiveness. However, since it is a new treatment modality, longitudinal studies are necessary to understand the material's behavior.

How to cite this article

Okida RC, Filho AJV, Barão VAR, dos Santos DM, Goiato MC. The Use of Fragments of Thin Veneers as a Restorative Therapy for Anterior Teeth Disharmony: A Case Report with 3 Years of Follow-up. J Contemp Dent Pract 2012;13(3):416-420.


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