The advantages of conservative approaches to cosmetic surgery are discussed. The LUMINEERS concept for porcelain veneers is mentioned as an example of favorable cosmetic procedures. A clinical case history is presented in which LUMINEERS and Ultra-Bond are used in conjunction with minimal tooth preparation.
The importance of a good diagnostic workup prior to treatment planning is emphasized. Digital photography and a matrix to create a mock-up of the planned treatment results are employed as part of the case presentation to the patient. The case is completed without anesthesia and without temporaries. The results are a dramatic improvement in the patient’s smile.