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The International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry

Edited by Alessandro Devigus, DMD

Official journal of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry

ISSN 1862-0612


Spring 2009
Volume 4 , Issue 1

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Co-existence of Crowns and Veneers in the Anterior Dentition: Case Report

Cardoso, Jorge André / Almeida, Paulo Júlio / Fernandes, Sampaio / Silva, César Leal / Pinho, Artur / Fischer, Alex / Simőes, Liliana

Pages: 12-26

Crowns and veneers provide distinct treatment strategies with different outcomes in terms of tissue conservation, periodontal distress and esthetic result. It is not always clear where a crown or veneer is indicated, but in the last two decades, adhesive technology, conservative approaches and esthetic demands have increased clinical indications for porcelain veneers in restorative dentistry. A combination of veneers and crowns may be required, especially in the anterior region. It may be desirable to reinforce some teeth and preserve tissue on others. Problems can arise with the esthetic integration of both types of restoration, owing to their inherent mechanical and optical properties. Several clinical and laboratory techniques can be applied for a successful combination. In this article the authors describe the procedures and difficulties in treating a case with such needs.

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