Veneers

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A quick overview of veneers: types, indications, contraindications and precautions. This was my sub-topic within a bigger collaborative presentation with classmates.
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Created: May 25 2011

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Veneers

  1. 1. Fatima A. A. VENEERS
  2. 2. OVERVIEW “A thin layer of restorative material placed over a tooth surface.”  Composite veneer: may be fabricated in the mouth, or in a lab.   Thinner  Less  enamel removal Porcelain veneer: fabricated only in a lab.  Better stain resistance  Aesthetic superiority
  3. 3. VENEERS A thin shell resembling natural shape and color, ready to be bonded to the front of a tooth.
  4. 4. TEMPORARY VENEERS Mechanically locked into place after cementation with acrylic resin.
  5. 5. INDICATIONS Discolored teeth, including due to iatrogenic causes.  Excessively attritioned teeth.  Chipped or broken teeth.  Misaligned, uneven, or malformed teeth.  Gaps due to small teeth.  Aesthetic concerns. (“Hollywood makeover.”) 
  6. 6. BEFORE COMPOSITE VENEERS AFTER
  7. 7. CONTRAINDICATIONS Caries or periodontal diseases.  Large dental fillings.  Insufficient enamel.  Sensitive teeth.  Orthodontic problems that necessitate more than just a cosmetic solution. 
  8. 8. BENEFITS Stain resistant.  Last 10 to 15 years.  Quicker chairside procedure.  A more conservative approach to enhancing aesthetics than crowning.  Well-tolerated by gingival tissue. 
  9. 9. LIMITATIONS Irreversible.  Expensive.  Usually irreparable.  Unalterable color.  Can be dislodged.  Do not protect teeth from caries.  Not a long-term solution for serious orthodontic complaints.  Increased tooth sensitivity. 
  10. 10. PRECAUTIONS “Avoid hard or sticky foods.”  “Use a soft toothbrush.”  “Don’t use your teeth to open bottles etc.”  “If you have bruxism, wear a night-guard.”  “Don’t forget to brush the back of your teeth!”  “Use only alcohol-free mouthwashes.”  “Avoid abrasive toothpastes.”  “Floss regularly, and get your teeth professionally cleaned every six months.” 
  11. 11. References “STURDEVANT'S ART AND SCIENCE OF OPERATIVE DENTISTRY” BY THEODORE ROBERSON, HAROLD HEYMANN & ED SWIFT, 5TH EDITION

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