Porcelain Veneer Replacement

December 22, 2008 12:30 pm Published by

The patient had porcelain tooth veneers and noticed craze lines or small cracks on her two maxillary canines. The patient was previously informed that she should wear a bite plate in order to prevent fracture of the veneers (since she was a grinder) but the patient declined. Alginate impressions and photos were taken. The veneers on the maxillary canines were carefully removed and the teeth were cleaned. Impressions were taken and sent to the lab to fabricate new veneers for this case. The patient was concerned about how the temporaries would look and if they would be the right shade. Temporaries were made with Luxatemp directly added to the facial surface of the canines. The patient was satisfied with the shade and shape of the temporaries. Her new veneers will be completed and inserted in 5 days.
N.S., New York University College of Dentistry

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