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Quintessence Int 45 (2014), No. 10     26. Sep. 2014
Quintessence Int 45 (2014), No. 10  (26.09.2014)

Page 813-818, doi:10.3290/j.qi.a32563, PubMed:25126634


Conservative restorations combined with gingival zenith contour technique
Rigolin Ferreira, Fernando José / Vasconcellos, Andréa Araújo / Miranda, Milton Edson / Santini, Eduardo / Bocabella, Leonardo
The symmetry, shape, contour, and size of teeth play an important role in the esthetics of the anterior maxillary region of the mouth. However, abnormalities in symmetry and contour can considerably influence the esthetic parameters. Consequently, rehabilitation performed in this region can be challenging and, frequently, multidisciplinary treatment planning that includes esthetics, function, structure, and biologic aspects is paramount. The high demand for esthetic rehabilitations has, therefore, allowed the effective use of minimally invasive techniques to obtain results that mimic natural teeth. This article presents a case report in which both esthetic and functional rehabilitation were obtained by recontouring the gingival zenith followed by placing ultraconservative porcelain veneers.

Keywords: dental porcelain, dental prosthesis, rehabilitation