Indirect composite veneers and minimal preparation
Composite veneers are a good option for aesthetic rehabilitation, although all dentists should always approach this kind of restoration with minimal preparation. Reliability and durability of dental procedures is important to all of our patients, especially to the younger ones whose teeth still have a very long way to go. To this end, the more conservative a clinician’s approach is, the safer his/her treatment options are being played; the advantage is, of course, not only for the clinician, but it means that out patient’s teeth have undergone minimal treatment and have lower risk and many more solutions for any problem that might come in the future.
Unfortunately, today, a trend to obtain aesthetics still relies much on subtractive techniques (heavy preparations on sound tissue). For this purpose, a perfect approach is to work additively, this way we minimizing tooth preparation and enhancing the aesthetic outcome, but always through accurate planning.
The most conservative approach often provides us with the best solution when treating our younger patients. Together with being conservative, using a predictable protocol that includes precise built-in guides, as the through-the-mokup preparation does, makes it feasible and repeatable thus ensuring the best results on each of our patients.
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