Predictable 3D guided adhesive bonding of porcelain veneers using 3D printed trays

Bruno Pereira Silva, Gustavo Mahn Arteaga*, Eduardo Mahn

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Objective: This clinical report describes a novel digital technique to facilitate and improve the porcelain laminate veneers adhesive bonding procedure using a customized 3D printed guide. Clinical considerations: Porcelain veneers can be stabilized in their fully seated position with a digitally design 3D printed guide before the resin cement is polymerized. The excess cement can be carefully and predictably removed without the risk of dislodgement, rotation or misfit, allowing the clinician to light cure them under controlled pressure in the correct seating position without the risk of fracturing the ceramic material. Conclusions: Fabricating a custom 3D printed guide for veneer bonding provides significant assistance to an otherwise cumbersome and daunting clinical procedure. Clinical significance: Adhesive bonding of multiple ceramic veneers is a challenging and technique sensitive procedure. The use of a custom 3D printed guide presented in this article offers a practical aid to achieve a more predictable and precise outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)692-701
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2021

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  • 3D printed guide
  • adhesive bonding
  • digital dentistry
  • esthetic dentistry
  • porcelain veneers


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