A polychromatic composite layering approach for solving a complex Class IV/direct veneer/diastema combination: Part II

Pract Proced Aesthet Dent. 2007 Jan-Feb;19(1):17-22.


Restoration of a Class IV defect in the aesthetic zone in combination with a direct resin veneer can be a considerable challenge for clinicians, especially when striving to emulate the natural dentition. Shade-matching is a particular concern in achieving a natural-looking aesthetic result. Value enamels can also be used over selective areas of a Class IV restoration as needed to modify the perception of the chroma of underlying layers of artificial dentin and body enamel. This second and concluding part provides a discussion of how an advanced polychromatic composite layering technique can be used to meet the patient's aesthetic expectations.

MeSH terms

  • Acrylic Resins / administration & dosage*
  • Acrylic Resins / chemistry
  • Composite Resins / administration & dosage*
  • Composite Resins / chemistry
  • Dental Restoration, Permanent / methods
  • Dental Veneers*
  • Diastema / therapy
  • Humans
  • Polyurethanes / administration & dosage*
  • Polyurethanes / chemistry
  • Prosthesis Coloring / methods*


  • Acrylic Resins
  • Composite Dental Resin
  • Composite Resins
  • Polyurethanes