Extending the service life of existing dental restorations with esthetic and functional limitations

J Prosthet Dent. 2018 Jun;119(6):893-896. doi: 10.1016/j.prosdent.2017.08.011. Epub 2017 Oct 14.


Adhesive cementation is a useful procedure not only for cementing restorations onto teeth but also for attaching new ceramic restorations to existing restorations to improve their esthetics and/or function. This clinical report presents a technique for modifying an existing nonsatisfactory implant-supported fixed dental prosthesis by means of adhesively cemented veneers and onlays bonded to the pre-existing metal-ceramic surface with resin cement. This modification may avoid the replacement of the fixed dental prosthesis, reducing both treatment costs and time while fulfilling the patient's demands.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Dental Prosthesis*
  • Dental Restoration Failure
  • Dental Veneers
  • Denture, Overlay
  • Esthetics, Dental
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Resin Cements


  • Resin Cements