Before clinicians begin preparing a tooth for a porcelain laminate veneer, they must determine the desired treatment outcome and fully understand the complexities of the case. The goal is to create a preparation process that allows for predictable outcomes based on the changes in shade and value desired in the final restoration while preserving enamel and tooth structure.
The preparation guidelines featured are depth-limiting bur concepts the author developed based on average enamel thickness, preservation of enamel, the ceramic thickness required to facilitate the desired shade change, and a translucent outcome. Learn more about Dr. Winter’s recommendations for determining the type and amount of tooth reduction required to ensure the survival rate of the restoration.
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