Case Study: Chameleon® Crowns and Veneers
by Griffen Dental Laboratory
This case required close communications between the dentist, patient and laboratory.
The patient had previously undergone four years of orthodontic treatment in an effort to make the final result as aesthetically pleasing as possible but she was unhappy with the result. An added complication to consider was the root treated lower central incisor.
A diagnostic wax-up was made to give the patient and dentist a realistic idea of what was achievable allowing the dentist, with the patient's input, to make small corrections and adjustments at this stage. This gave us a definitive design and cosmetic result to work towards, whilst confirming that it was feasible to achieve.
The patient visited the laboratory for a personal customised shade match.
A temporary vacuum formed stent was constructed over the diagnostic wax-up in the lab and returned to the surgery. The dentist prepared the appropriate teeth for veneers and crowns and then constructed temporaries using the temporary stent.
Using the diagnostic wax-up and customised shade match, the crowns and veneers were made in the laboratory. These were then returned back to the surgery in a pre-finished state for assessment and final adjustment.
The restorations were then returned to the lab to be glazed and hand polished before being finally returned to the surgery, to be fitted by the dentist.