232016May
Porcelain Laminate Veneers-INSIGHT

Porcelain Laminate Veneers-INSIGHT

With the recent increase in patient’s demand for esthetics in the anterior region porcelain laminate veneers have become the esthetic alternative to ceramic crowns and the traditional porcelain-fused-to-metal. Its use has been advocated as it exhibits natural fluorescence, enamel mass and absorb, reflect, and transmit light exactly as natural tooth structure with conservative preparation. The actual approximate thickness of a porcelain laminate veneer is 0.4 to 0.7 mm which closely resembles that of the natural tooth enamel. The application & case selection of the porcelain veneers ranges from the restoration of small proximal lesions, moderate incisal chipping, developmental defects of the facial surface of the tooth, intact anterior damaged by staining, Diastema,cover discolored or misshapen tooth. As compared to composite restorations with a questionable longevity being susceptible to discolorations, marginal fractures and wear porcelain veneers are superior in esthetic quality and longevity as the biocompatibility and nonporous surface of the porcelain prevents plaque adherence, the applicability of the supragingival technique ensures excellent periodontal health.

Regards :

Dr.Rajat Sachdeva