Replacing 20 yr old Laboratory Fabricated Composite Veneers with Monalithic All Zirconia Veneers
Jennifer has been a patient of mine for 25+ years. She came to me in the 80's with failing composite veneers which were placed to cover considerable tetracycline staining. It was decided to replace them with lab fabricated composite veneers due to financial reasons. They held up reasonably well, but the material darkened over time and I was just as excited to replace them as she was.
Finally, this past Fall she was in a financial position to replace them. I already had prepared a diagnostic wax up, utilized a putty stent, placed a mock up in her mouth to show her what a new look would be like. She was ready
I used a diaode laser to reduce the sulcus depth of laterals and centrals after sounding to bone to obtain better proportions. The old restorationns were removed, redefined margins etc.
All Zirconia veneers were chosen to ensure the severe tetracycline staining would be blocked. Mr Pinhas Adar fabricated the Monolithic All Zirconia Veneers and I was totally confident the resulst would be wonderful.
Usual protocol for cementation was used.
Jennifer was ecstatic with the results and is the most appreciative patient I have ever had the pleasure of treating! Hopfully, we will restore her lower teeth in the future.
Of course, my thanks to Pinhas Adar for his exceptional abilities and creativity!