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Revamping the Peg Smile: An Art of Rehabilitation of Peg Laterals with Ceramic Veneers and Composite Restorations—A Case Report

Ramdhas Annapurani, Mahendran Kavitha, Pasupathy Shakunthala, Jayavel Nandhakumar

Keywords : Composite restoration, Dental ceramic, Lithium disilicate, Mock-up, No-prep veneers, Peg laterals

Citation Information : Annapurani R, Kavitha M, Shakunthala P, Nandhakumar J. Revamping the Peg Smile: An Art of Rehabilitation of Peg Laterals with Ceramic Veneers and Composite Restorations—A Case Report. J Oper Dent Endod 2021; 6 (2):69-73.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10047-0115

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 24-05-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


Background: Esthetic management of peg laterals can be involving various factors such as patient expectations, minimally invasive biomimetic treatment approach, use of biomimetic materials, clinician's skills, and experience on case selection. Among various options, ceramic no-prep veneers have been the esthetic restoration in trend for the peg laterals. Case description: Minimally invasive bonded restorations were planned in order to provide a smile makeover for a 26-year-old male patient who had diastemas caused by peg laterals. Lithium disilicate-based ceramic no-prep veneers and composite restorations were designed, created, and bonded following diagnostic wax-up and cosmetic mock-up. The patient had a pleasing outcome. Conclusion: No-prep veneers can be considered as a conservative means for rehabilitation which requires thorough diagnosis and vigilant selection of cases.

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