Systematic esthetic and functional data collection enables the clinician to formulate a correct diagnosis of the patient’s presentation and to establish the most appropriate treatment plan for an ideal esthetic and functional integration of the prosthetic restoration. Today, the goal is to switch from a traditional to a digital approach with the support of specific applications for treatment planning.
Tooth preparation is undoubtedly one of the most critical phases of the prosthetic procedure. However, by scrupulously following all the prosthetic steps and by analyzing all of the data previously collected, any clinician will be in the position to perform minimally invasive tooth preparations. Fabricating the provisional restoration with a minimally invasive technique, aside from ensuring a correct fit in the oral cavity, will give the clinician the opportunity to evaluate the effectiveness and the validity of the variations done for an adequate esthetic and functional integration.
Nowadays, an innovative operative protocol allows dentists to address highly compromised clinical situations with a minimally invasive prosthetic procedure. In this manner, it is possible to achieve excellent esthetic results using veneers, full veneers, buccal/occlusal and table top veneers, even with very reduced ceramic thickness. The maintenance of a maximum amount of enamel and the use of an appropriate bonding technique guarantee remarkable resistance and a long-lasting result for the restorations.