Embodiment of macro and mini aesthetic elements in rehabilitation of maxillary anterior teeth with porcelain laminates veneers-A clinical report

Lokendra Gupta, Kanisk Gupta, Veena Hegde, S. Pradeep, Prabhjeet Singh

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No-or minimal-preparation laminates associated with enamel conservancy provide predictable results in aesthetic rehabilitation. Porcelain laminate veneers is a conservative method of restoring discoloured, pitted teeth, and teeth with diastemas/spacing. Due to high advancement in adhesive and bonding systems, these conservative or minimal preparation methods are the treatment of choice in all ages, especially for the young population. This clinical report documents the aesthetic rehabilitation of a 24-year-old male, complaining of spaced and square shaped maxillary anterior teeth since 2 years. On intraoral examination, anterior teeth showed spacing with altered height width ratio and reversal of size and volume of incisal embrasures along with alteration in the gingival zenith on right central incisor. The patient presented with class I molar and canine relationship with preferable anterior guidance. Aesthetic rehabilitation was done for maxillary anterior teeth from canine to canine with all ceramic laminates. Before restoring the maxillary teeth, smile designing was done with mini and micro elements of smile design. A step-by-step protocol is proposed in the present paper for diagnostic mock-up on semi-adjustable articulator, teeth preparation, provisional restoration and impression, and adhesive cementation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)281-287
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Clinical Dentistry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2019


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dentistry(all)

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