Chulalongkorn University Dental Journal

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Objective The purpose of this article was to demonstrate the preliminary report of bonding ability of porcelain laminate veneers to fluorosed teeth after 1 year. Materials and methods The clinical findings on this patient were dental fluorosis of Thylstrup- Fejerskov Index (TFI) = 5-7. The treatment plan was to place 16 PLVs. Study models showed that the teeth were in good proportion. Wax-up models were used for silicone index. The incisal edge reductions were a feather incisal edge in maxillary teeth and an incisal bevel preparation in mandibular teeth. The laminate veneers were fabricated using the IPS Empress Esthetic system and Variolink II was used as a luting cement. Results After 1-year follow-up, the porcelain laminate veneers were still in a good condition, with proper occlusion and function. Neither crack nor discoloration could be observed. Moreover, the gingival tissue showed good response with no inflammation. The patient was very satisfied with the results. Conclusion This case demonstrated the success of using porcelain laminate veneers as an alternative choice in solving esthetic problems that might previously have been treated with full coverage.



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