Porcelain veneers offer our patients immediate enhancement of their smile. Improvements to the colour, shape and alignment of teeth can be readily achieved with porcelain veneers. In order to achieve ideal results, the clinician must appropriately select cases and implement specific clinical protocols. Failure to properly treatment plan and execute tooth preparation, impression, temporization and cementation can result in catastrophic outcomes.
The focus of this hands-on program is to provide the family practitioner with key insights in achieving predictable esthetic outcomes with porcelain veneers. In the first part of the session, participants will review prosthodontic treatment planning as well as indications and contraindications for porcelain veneers. A step by step approach to tooth preparation, impression, temporization and cementation will follow. Clinical examples of porcelain veneers will be presented. The hands-on component will recap the didactic session, giving course participants the opportunity to prepare, impress and temporize the maxillary anteriors on a typodont.
- To review the indications and contraindications for porcelain veneers.
- To review appropriate treatment planning for porcelain veneers.
- To review the clinical protocol for veneer fabrication including tooth preparation, temporization, impression and veneer cementation.
- Hands-on opportunity to fabricate a silicone matrix, prepare, impress and temporize a maxillary typodont for porcelain veneers.
NOTE: Please bring your loupes. All other course materials will be provided.