Minimally Invasive Treatment of an Ankylosed, Severely Discolored, and Intruded Central Incisor with a Masking Ceramic Veneer: A Clinical Report

Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent. 2018 Jan/Feb;38(1):121-126. doi: 10.11607/prd.2874.


Dental therapy of traumatically ankylosed maxillary anterior teeth with an additional slight root resorption represents a great challenge for the restorative team and requires intensive planning and communication between patient, dentist, orthodontist, periodontist, and dental technician. The inhibition of vertical growth often makes dental intervention indispensable. Porcelain laminate veneers have been successfully used for more than two decades, mainly on anterior teeth, and was the minimally invasive treatment option for the present case report. Preprosthetic planning with a digital approach of the width-length ratio and the red-white esthetics were important prerequisites for a satisfactory treatment result. The treatment goal was clarified using a wax-up and a corresponding template for intraoral verification with a mock-up. The template also served as a preparation guide. Despite all risk factors, including the endodontic treatment, the 3-mm intruded position, and the slight root resorption, the patient and the restorative team decided to restore the situation with two feldspathic-ceramic veneers to provide an esthetic, time-saving, nonsurgical process for the patient.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Ceramics*
  • Dental Veneers*
  • Humans
  • Incisor / injuries*
  • Male
  • Tooth Ankylosis / complications
  • Tooth Ankylosis / therapy*
  • Tooth Discoloration / complications
  • Tooth Discoloration / therapy*
  • Tooth Injuries / complications
  • Tooth Injuries / therapy*