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New Article: Removal of 11 Laminate Veneers with Er:YAG Laser

Sao Paulo, Brazil
21 March, 2019

Summary:

Objective: Report a clinical case of debonding and removal of 11 ceramic laminates with the technology of Er:YAG laser, with controlled application time for debonding, patient comfort and remaining structure conservation.

Case: 11 lithium disilicate veneers, cemented for more than 4 months with light-cured resinous, 0.4 mm and 2.5 mm thick, had to be removed due to an aesthetic complaint. Average laser application time for removal was 2 min 36 sec.

Conclusion: The debonding of ceramic laminates with Er:YAG laser was satisfactory and presented comfort during the procedure both for the patient and the dentist, in an abbreviated period of time, preserving the remaining dental structure.

 

Authors:

  • Debora E. Calabro – Department of Prosthodontics, Paulista University (UNIP) Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Rafael Puglisi – Dentist, Private Office Puglisi Institute Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Alfredo Mikail Melo Mesquita – Department of Prosthodontics, Paulista University (UNIP) Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

 

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New Article: Removal of 11 Laminate Veneers with Er:YAG Laser