The No-Prep Approach
Black Holes and Diastemata
Veneers and Periodontal Recession
Congenitally Missing Lateral Incisors
Mixed Restoration Veneer/Crown
Veneers and Wear
Porcelain laminate veneers (PLVs) have been the most successful minimally invasive indirect prosthodontic application of esthetic dentistry in the last few decades. When designed and delivered properly, PLVs are the most sparkling, natural-looking manmade (and now digitally designed) form of esthetic dentistry. This book was written to help the esthetic dentist in treating unesthetic alignment, color, shape, or form of the teeth—in other words, enhancing the smile while enforcing function and occlusion. The main idea is to propose a common thread around guided, predictable dentistry and the use of veneers as a versatile restoration tool. The atypical format and original style of this book encourage the reader to “think like an architect” but “act like a dentist” to achieve ideal results. Rather than bog the reader down in text, this book uses hundreds of pristine photographs, many full-page, to guide the reader through each carefully chosen “recipe,” focusing on both cosmetic dentistry and reconstruction of worn dentitions. The accompanying narrative complements the illustrations in a concise manner that provides a clear framework for the practitioner during reconstruction of the smile. In addition, this book has the benefit of augmented reality, as videos downloaded via the book app are revealed as the reader browses the pages
- While materials and techniques for creating beautiful indirect restorations are widely available, literature specifically applying these concepts to laminate veneers is lacking.
- This clinical handbook fills that gap by providing 20 simplified techniques that will enable dentists to obtain impressive results in every clinical situation using laminate veneers.
- Each technique is described step by step and beautifully illustrated, with digitally available clinical videos adding an interactive and engaging layer to the educational experience.
- All of the techniques in this book have three important things in common: they are feasible, they are teachable, and they are repeatable, making this book a practical and accessible guide for any clinician interested in providing minimally invasive esthetic treatment to their patients in the form of laminate veneers.