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Article:

Vonlays: A Conservative Esthetic Alternative to Full-Coverage Crowns

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Author(s):

Ronald Goldstein, Johan Figueira, Edward McLaren, DDS, MDC

Date Added:

8/20/2015

Category:

Porcelain Veneers,
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Summary:

Porcelain veneers have long been a popular restorative option that have evolved into a well-accepted treatment that can be fabricated in various ways. Onlays are another common treatment modality used in contemporary dentistry to restore large areas of decay and to replace old restorations. With the availability of newer high-strength materials such as lithium disilicate and processing technologies like CAD/CAM and heat pressing, dental professionals are now able to produce highly esthetic, high-strength restorations that blend seamlessly with the natural dentition while also withstanding posterior occlusal forces. This has resulted in innovative methods of providing minimally invasive dentistry. One such approach is a combination restoration the authors call a “vonlay,” which, as demonstrated in this case report, can be used as an alternative to coverage crowns to restore damaged posterior teeth.