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Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry

Clinical report and fractographic analysis of a fractured partial laminate veneer

Published:November 10, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prosdent.2022.10.003

      Abstract

      Ceramic partial laminate veneers represent a conservative option for the correction of morphological abnormalities, diastemas, and fractured anterior teeth, with minimal or no tooth preparation. The present clinical report describes the use of a partial laminate veneer to correct the shape of a maxillary right central incisor to match the restoration of the more damaged adjacent tooth. The failure of the partial laminate veneer after only 18 months was analyzed using a systematic fractographic approach, identifying critical considerations that should be addressed when providing this type of restoration.
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