Replacement of existing ceramic veneers is a common procedure in a restorative practice. It not only involves removing old material and replacing it with new material, but also a thorough dentofacial assessment in which we must check:
This visual essay will walk the reader through the basic steps of replacing ceramic veneers:
A step-by-step technique for replacing old veneers utilizing a laser unit to remove pre-existing restorations allows for a fast, clean removal with minimal tooth reduction. The replacement with feldspathic veneers is a very common procedure in practice, in which a careful dentofacial assessment of the orientation of the incisal/ occlusal plane is essential to ensure optimal esthetics of the new restorations.
Ricardo Mitrani, D.D.S., M.S.D., is a member of Spear Resident Faculty.