Section Case Reports

Direct composite veneers - restoring esthetics by procuring patient demand: a case report

Yavaneetha Reddy
Sunil Dhaded



Re-establishing a patient’s lost dental esthetic appearance is one of the most important topics for contemporary dentistry. New treatment materials and methods have been coming on the scene, day by day, in order to achieve such an aim. Most dentists prefer more conservative and aesthetic approaches, such as direct and indirect laminate veneer restorations, instead of full-ceramic crowns for anteriors where aesthetics is really important.

Laminate veneers are restorations which are envisioned to correct existing abnormalities, esthetic deficiencies and discolorations. Laminate veneer restorations may be processed in two different ways: direct or indirect. Direct laminate veneers have no need to be prepared in the laboratory and are based on the principle of application of a composite material directly to the prepared tooth surface in the dental clinic. Indirect laminate veneers may be produced from composite materials or ceramics, which are cemented to the tooth with an adhesive resin. In this case report, direct composite laminate veneer technique used for patients with esthetic problems is described and six-month follow-up are discussed. As a conclusion, direct laminate veneer restorations may be a treatment option for patients with the esthetic problems of anterior teeth in case similar to those reported here.


Author Biography

Sunil Dhaded, AME’s Dental College

HOD and Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, AME’s Dental College, Raichur, India.

DOI: 10.37983/IJDM.2019.1305
Published: 2020-01-04
How to Cite
Reddy, Y., & Dhaded, S. (2020). Direct composite veneers - restoring esthetics by procuring patient demand: a case report. International Journal of Dental Materials, 1(3), 93-96.


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