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Treatment options are discussed for a teenager with some discoloration and pitting of the enamel of the maxillary anterior teeth.  Deeply cut tooth preparations for porcelain veneers are not recommended especially because of the likelihood of causing pulpal sensitivity or pulpal necrosis in a young person.

Suggested alternatives are bleaching with micro abrasion, composite resin veneers, or porcelain veneers with minimal tooth preparation or no tooth preparation as recommended in accordance with the Den-Mat® LUMINEERS concept.