Rehabilitation of a patient with amelogenesis imperfecta using porcelain veneers and CAD/CAM polymer restorations: A clinical report

Quintessence Int. Nov-Dec 2015;46(10):843-52. doi: 10.3290/j.qi.a34721.

Abstract

The complete dental rehabilitation of patients with a vertical dimension loss (VDL) caused by structural enamel deficits associated with amelogenesis imperfecta (AI) represents a difficult challenge for restorative teams. Accurate analysis and treatment planning that includes esthetic and functional evaluations and adequate material selection are important prerequisites for successful results. Long-term provisional restorations play an important role in exploring and elucidating the patients' esthetic demands and functional needs. Restorative treatment options can vary from requiring only oral hygiene instructions to extensive dental restorations that include composite fillings, ceramic veneers, metal-ceramic, or all-ceramic crowns. This case report describes a full-mouth rehabilitation of a patient with amelogenesis imperfecta including the case planning, bite replacement, preparation, and restoration setting steps with an experimental CAD/CAM polymer and porcelain veneers.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Amelogenesis Imperfecta / diagnostic imaging
  • Amelogenesis Imperfecta / therapy*
  • Computer-Aided Design*
  • Dental Porcelain / chemistry*
  • Dental Prosthesis Design
  • Dental Veneers*
  • Esthetics, Dental
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Mouth Rehabilitation / methods*
  • Radiography, Panoramic
  • Vertical Dimension

Substances

  • Dental Porcelain