Prototype Bonding and Veneers to Fix Acidic Reflux Problems

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Treatment Process

This case is the result of significant wear from acidic reflux problems (GERD) resulting in significant wear in this young lady. Esthetic prototype bonding is first applied to test the design of the wax design. Following approval, veneers are applied to the anterior teeth that wrap around both sides. This preserves valuable enamel and tooth structure enhancing strength and longevity of the restorations.

Initial smile profile.

Significant enamel wear is occurring due to loss of enamel tips exposing softer inner dentin. Once dentin is exposed wear occurs seven times faster.

Bonded prototype to test design.

Pleasing smile confirms design prior to fabrication of permanent veneers.

Final smile.

Final veneers wrap around the tooth while preserving remaining enamel. 

Restorations will eventually extend back to cover all the wear on the posterior teeth. The posteriors are stabilized in the direct bonding material.

Final smile.

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At Meng Dentistry we welcome all dental patients including those needing more complex dentistry. We provide the full range of Prosthodontics, cosmetic dentistry, and general dentistry including, teeth whitening, esthetic bonding, dental veneers, crowns, bridges, removable prostheses (dentures and partials), maxillofacial prosthodontics (obturators), and dental implants. Call today to see how Meng Dentistry can transform your smile!

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