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A clinical laboratory technique for occlusal and esthetic enhancement using an indirect restoration is presented. This technique is simple, low cost, and noninvasive compared with the preparation of ceramic veneers.


This article describes an indirect composite restoration technique for diastema closure and tooth lengthening with a noninvasive approach using regularly available materials such as silicone, composite resin, and an adhesive system. The procedure resulted in occlusal and functional improvement, with diastema closure, protrusive guide adjustment, and an increase in central incisor length. The procedure provided an adequate proportion of the central incisors with an esthetically natural appearance. It also resulted in simple, fast, and accurate manufacturing with a noninvasive esthetic indirect rehabilitation compared with more invasive preparation of ceramic veneers.

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