Case Study #5



Patient presented with a request for teeth whitening

However, the patient had erosive lesions present. Patients with erosion and thin enamel are poor candidates for any kind of tooth whitening procedures. When the enamel is thin, teeth do not whiten well and sometimes the enamel is so thin that the dentin is exposed. Not only do these teeth lack sufficient enamel for effective whitening, but the large amounts of exposed dentin would become very sensitive and painful. In these situations, it is a better service to protect the teeth with porcelain veneers.