CC BY 4.0 · European Journal of General Dentistry 2023; 12(02): 127-134
DOI: 10.1055/s-0043-1772571
Case Report

Indirect Anterior Restorations with no-prep technique: Aesthetic and Biological Effectiveness

Alfio Pappalardo
1   Private Practice, Catania, Italy
2   Department of Public Health Dentistry, Dr. D.Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital, Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune, Maharashtra, India
3   Department of Biomedical and Dental Sciences, Morphological and Functional Images, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
4   Multidisciplinary Department of Medical-Surgical and Odontostomatological Specialties, University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Naples, Italy
Francesco Catalano
3   Department of Biomedical and Dental Sciences, Morphological and Functional Images, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
3   Department of Biomedical and Dental Sciences, Morphological and Functional Images, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
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Funding None.


The aesthetic result in the ceramic restoration of anterior teeth has always been a challenge in clinical practice and, in these cases, success depends on the skills of both the clinician and the dental technician. In current dentistry, the main objective is to pursue aesthetic results while preserving biological structures. Among the various conservative techniques available for anterior restorations, veneers are the most advantageous, compared to traditional crown preparation, both for the amount of tooth structure preserved in the preparation phase and for the direct adhesion on the enamel in the cementation. This article presents a clinical case of no-prep porcelain veneers (no-prep technique) for smile frame restoration.

Authors' Contributions

A.P. wrote the original draft. L.F. reviewed and edited the manuscript. F.C. was involved in visualization. G.C. helped in project administration. All authors have read and agreed to the published version of the manuscript.

Informed Consent Statement

Informed consent was obtained from all subjects involved in the study.

Data Availability Statement

Data is available on request.

Publication History

Article published online:
18 September 2023

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