The technique of ‘double veneering’ teeth for tooth surface loss is not a new one. This was first described in 1996 by Bishop and colleagues in the British Dental Journal. Interesting how good ideas get recycled and rejuvenated over the years.
Minimally invasive principles should be the driving force to rehabilitate young individuals affected by severe dental erosion. The maxillary anterior teeth of a patient, class ACE IV, has been treated following the most conservatory approach, the Sandwich Approach. These teeth, if restored by conventional dentistry (eg. crowns) would have required elective endodontic therapy and crown lengthening. To preserve the pulp vitality, six palatal resin composite veneers and four facial ceramic veneers have been delivered instead with minimal, if any, removal of tooth structure. In this article, the details about the treatment are described.
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