Bonding to enamel has been shown to provide reliable results, and thus conservative tooth reduction is key to the success of the ceramic bonded veneers. The diagnostic wax is the first available to evaluate disparities between current and ideal tooth measurements. The mock-up provides the patient with a physical perception of the size and shape of the proposed veneers. The use of reduction guides assists the clinician in evaluating the specific amount of tooth structured to be removed during the preparation. This article demonstrates a conservative approach to tooth preparation combining different tooth reduction guides. Long-term success of the restoration requires following well-defined protocols for restorative material selection, conservative tooth preparation, and bonding ceramic protocols.
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