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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 9728593, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/9728593
Case Report

Replacement of Anterior Composite Resin Restorations Using Conservative Ceramics for Occlusal and Periodontal Rehabilitation: An 18-Month Clinical Follow-Up

Graduate Program in Dentistry, Universidade Positivo, 5300 Rua Professor Pedro Viriato Parigot de Souza, 81280-330 Curitiba, PR, Brazil

Received 15 April 2016; Revised 17 June 2016; Accepted 12 July 2016

Academic Editor: Tatiana Pereira-Cenci

Copyright © 2016 Leonardo Fernandes da Cunha et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

This case report describes a patient with discolored and fractured composite resin restorations on the anterior teeth in whom substitution was indicated. After wax-up and mock-up, the composite was removed and replaced with minimally invasive ceramic laminates. An established and predictable protocol was performed using resin cement. Minimally invasive ceramic restorations are increasingly being used to replace composite restorations. This treatment improves the occlusal and periodontal aspects during the planning and restorative phases, such as anterior guides, and laterality can be restored easily with ceramic laminates. In addition, the surface smoothness and contour of ceramic restorations do not affect the health of the surrounding periodontal tissues. Here we present the outcome after 18 months of clinical follow-up in a patient in whom composite resin restorations in the anterior teeth were replaced with minimally invasive ceramic laminates.