Esthetic rehabilitation with minimally invasive feldspathic ceramic veneers: 30 months of clinical follow-up


  • Paulo Vinícius Soares Universidade Federal de Uberlândia
  • Larissa de Ávila Duarte Universidade Federal de Uberlândia
  • Guilherme Faria Moura Universidade Federal de Uberlândia
  • Lívia Fávaro Zeola Universidade Federal de Uberlândia
  • Analice Giovani Pereira Universidade Federal de Uberlândia
  • Alexandre Coelho Machado Universidade Federal de Uberlândia



Ceramic restoration repair, Conservative preparation, Diastemas closure, Esthetic dentistry, Gingival plasty, Laminated ceramic veneers.


Diastemas among maxillary incisors and gingival contour disharmony are common findings among patients in dental practice. Ceramic veneers are indicated for esthetic rehabilitation of anterior diastemas due their predictable results, optical characteristics, fracture resistance and tooth structure conservation. However, because it is a friable material and have a brittle behavior, fractures occurrences are related to trauma, oclusal overload, parafunctional habits and material fatigue. This article describes 30 months follow-up of an esthetic and functional rehabilitation diastemas closure using feldspathic veneers associated with periodontal surgery and a ceramic repair with composite resin. Gingivectomy and frenectomy needs were found and the surgical procedures performed guided by new anatomic aspects of the crowns. Mock-up was performed after waxing and reverse planning. All anterior teeth underwent minimally invasive preparation. Feldspathic ceramic veneers were made, tried using try in paste and luted with light-cure resin cement. After 24 months, a fracture occurred on the right maxillary canine veneer. The ceramic restoration repair was performed with nano-hybrid composite resin, after the conditioning with 5% hydrofluoric acid, 37% phosphoric acid and silane couple agent. The combination between ceramic veneers and gingivectomy enables to obtain conservative treatments and esthetic success. After six months of the repair, resulting 30 months of follow-up, the anterior restorations were aesthetically and functionally satisfactory.


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SOARES, P.V., DUARTE, L. de Ávila, MOURA, G.F., ZEOLA, L.F., PEREIRA, A.G. and MACHADO, A.C., 2016. Esthetic rehabilitation with minimally invasive feldspathic ceramic veneers: 30 months of clinical follow-up . Bioscience Journal [online], vol. 32, no. 5, pp. 1428–1434. [Accessed18 April 2024]. DOI 10.14393/BJ-v32n1a2016-34358. Available from:



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