Lecture Series Restorative Dentistry:Ceramic Laminate Overview:To Prep Or Not To Prep Presented by Joe Apap, CDT, MDT General Manager Director of Digital Technology
Course Objective:• Veneer Material Options• To Prep or Not to Prep• Diagnostic Wax Up• Stump Shades• Prep & Impressioning
Veneer Contraindications1- Non-vital root canaled teeth2- If a patient is a severe grinder3- Cases where the persons bite is "edgeto edge"4- Teeth may be lost and need to bejoined together for strength.
Patient Expectations Patient Types•Hollywood Smile•Alfred E. Newman•The Naturalist`
To Prep or Not to PrepPreoperative view of full smile with erosion on maxillary anterior teeth.
Laboratory Prescription• Close communication with the dental laboratory technician is essential.• Photographs taken before and after preparation can help ensure accurate shape, shade, texture and other characteristics.• Study models
Ceramic Veneer CharacteristicsWhen every veneer is observed one by one, all the elements that makes a toothlook natural can be seen. The color transition of the tooth within itself is exactlyproduced.Note the higher chroma at the cervical 1/3rd, the higher value on the middle1/3rd, the translucencies and mamelons at the incisal 1/3rd.