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Quintessence Int 49 (2018), No. 2     11. Jan. 2018
Quintessence Int 49 (2018), No. 2  (11.01.2018)

Page 89-101, doi:10.3290/j.qi.a39509, PubMed:29292405


Anterior restorations: The performance of ceramic veneers
Edelhoff, Daniel / Prandtner, Otto / Saeidi Pour, Reza / Liebermann, Anja / Stimmelmayr, Michael / Güth, Jan-Frederik
Adhesive bonding techniques in combination with tooth-colored restorative materials are one of the greatest achievements of restorative dentistry. Adhesively bonded veneers made from various silicate ceramic materials have contributed significantly to this. Ceramic veneers had long been considered to be only esthetic implements. However, their range of indications has been steadily increasing, making ceramic veneers a highly viable alternative to classic, far more invasive forms of restorative treatment. Today these veneers are used to restore the biomechanics of the dentition, to establish adequate function, to mask highly discolored endodontically treated teeth, and for many other purposes. The present article explains the principles of modern veneer technology based on clinical examples, with special emphasis on collaboration with the dental laboratory and communication within the dental team. This includes analyzing the case, defining the treatment goal, determining the right shade, selecting the most suitable ceramic material, finding the best preparation design, and choosing the most appropriate adhesive concept. The article will also explore the long-term prognosis of ceramic veneers as reported by a number of scientific studies.

Keywords: adhesive bonding, all-ceramics, analysis, material selection, preparation technique, preparation template, shade taking, try-in, veneer, wax-up
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