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J Korean Acad Prosthodont. 2019 Jul;57(3):263-270. English. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.4047/jkap.2019.57.3.263
Ahn MZ , Ahn DG , Pyo SW , Kim HK .
Department of Prosthodontics, Institute of Oral Health Science, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, Republic of Korea. denthk@ajou.ac.kr
Abstract

Current trends in restorative dentistry focus on improving the esthetics and keeping the sound dental tissues as long as possible. The aims of this case report were to describe the successful outcome of cubic-phase zirconia laminate veneers for a patient with isolated microdontia by using a digital workflow, and to describe their clinical implications. A 15-year-old female who had isolated microdontia in combination with spacing visited Ajou University Dental Hospital for esthetic treatment. In this case, 6 maxillary anterior teeth were restored with cubic-phase zirconia laminate veneers without tooth structure removal by using a digital impression, computer-aided design (CAD) software, and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) procedures. At 6-month follow-up, no distinct mechanical and biological complications were detected and the prostheses exhibited satisfactory esthetics and functions. Due to its favorable tissue responses and enhanced translucency, cubic-phase zirconia can be a suitable strategy for a noninvasive esthetic approach.

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