Clinical Evaluation of Castable Ceramic Veneers

Douglas M. Barnes, Lawrence W. Blank, James C. Gingell, Mark A. Latta

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Abstract

Laboratory fabricated veneering of discolored or malformed anterior teeth is becoming a widely used technique. Etched Dicor and Dicor Plus ceramic veneers cemented with Dicor Light Activated Cement with Fluoride is one technique available to the practitioner. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical effectiveness of castable ceramic veneers and the cementation system. Forty-three Dicor and 18 Dicor Plus veneers were placed in 12 patients. An intraenamel preparation was completed with a bullet-nosed diamond bur in an ultra-speed handpiece with air-water spray, and a polyvinylsiloxane impression was made. All veneers were fabricated on dies by the same laboratory technician and placed by one practitioner. The restorations were examined by two evaluators at baseline, 3 months, and 1 year, using modified Ryge criteria.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-26
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry
Volume4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1992
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dentistry(all)

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