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Quintessence Int 46 (2015), No. 10     24. Sep. 2015
Quintessence Int 46 (2015), No. 10  (24.09.2015)

Page 837-841, doi:10.3290/j.qi.a34703, PubMed:26345102

Rehabilitation of the dominance of maxillary central incisors with refractory porcelain veneers requiring minimal tooth preparation
da Cunha, Leonardo Fernandes / Gonzaga, Carla Castiglia / Saab, Rafaella / Mushashe, Amanda Mahammad / Correr, Gisele Maria
Central dominance is an important element of an esthetic smile. Color, form, and size have been suggested as tools for assessing the dominance of maxillary teeth. A spectrophotometer can be used to determine the value, hue, and chroma. Correct sizing of restorations according to the central incisor dominance principle improves not only esthetics but also aspects of occlusion, such as anterior guidance. Refractory porcelain systems can effectively restore the color, shape, emergence profile, and incisal translucency. This report illustrates the esthetic and occlusal rehabilitation of the dominance of maxillary central incisors using fabricated minimal thickness refractory porcelain veneers.

Keywords: color, dental ceramics, dental esthetics, dental occlusion, veneer