Prefabricated composite resin veneers - A clinical review

George Gomes, Jorge Perdigão

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Abstract

Objective: This clinical technique article is focused on the use of prefabricated veneers to enhance the esthetic appearance of the anterior dentition in patients who needed an alternative esthetic solution more affordable than traditional porcelain veneers. Clinical considerations: Because prefabricated composite veneer systems have been recently introduced, they are not widely used. The Componeer system (Coltene, Altstätten, Switzerland) contains thin pre-polymerized hybrid composite shells, several shades of a direct hybrid composite resin, an etch-and-rinse adhesive system, and restorative accessories including finishing points and disks. The prefabricated restorations can be customized in the mouth for color and shape. The technique described in this article can be used to restore function and esthetics in one office visit. Conclusions: The prefabricated composite veneer technique has some of the advantages of direct composite restorations, as only one session is required without the need to take impressions to send to the dental laboratory. This new treatment option may open new opportunities for dental professionals and their patients. However, it is paramount to carry out controlled clinical studies with this restorative technique prior to recommending it without restrictions in general practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)302-313
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry
Volume26
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

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