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Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

ISSN 0033-6572 (print) • ISSN 1936-7163 (online)

November/December 2003
Volume 34 , Issue 10

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Ceramic restorations of anterior teeth without proximal reduction: A case report

Takashi Nakamura, DDS, PhD; Toshio Nakamura, DDS; Tatsuo Ohyama, DDS; Kazumichi Wakabayashi, DDS, PhD

Pages: 752-755
PMID: 14620265

The primary advantage of using all-ceramic restorations is to reproduce a color and translucency close to those of the natural tooth. Additionally, it is anticipated that the use of an adhesion technique will allow a ceramic restoration without removing tooth structure in some patients. This case report describes the use of proximally bonded ceramic restorations for the closure of an anterior diastema without proximal tooth reduction. A silane coupling agent and a resin cement were used for bonding. The diastema was closed with the ceramic restorations, which provided a natural appearance of the teeth. It was concluded that ceramic restorations without proximal tooth reduction was effective in improving esthetics, if the case was properly selected.

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