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Int J Esthet Dent. 2017;12(4):504-522.

From orthodontic treatment plan to ultrathin no-prep CAD/CAM temporary veneers.


Several treatment options are described in the literature to solve the microdontia-related problems of maxillary anterior teeth. These options are often focused on an orthodontic rather than a restorative approach. The case presented here started with an orthodontic phase followed by a restorative one. The aim of the orthodontic phase was to achieve the correct spacing, respecting ideal average tooth proportions. This was done using a digital setup to restore the six anterior teeth, so that an optimal esthetic and functional result was achieved by the end of the orthodontic treatment. The purpose of the restorative phase was to contribute to the esthetic outcome and occlusal stability. The 12-year-old patient was treated utilizing a CAD/CAM procedure, which took advantage of the mechanical properties and reasonable cost of the chosen resin matrix ceramic material (Vita Enamic). Once stability has been attained and proper periodontal tissue maturation has been reached at the end of the patient's growth, there will then be the option of improving the esthetics by replacing these restorations with ceramic veneers.

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