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Clinical observations of porcelain veneers: a three-year report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1815716     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
One hundred and sixty-five Cerinate porcelain veneers were placed by 11 private practice clinicians from diverse locations throughout the USA. The veneers were evaluated over a 3-year service period using Kodachrome photographs and grading of clinical characteristics by evaluators. The following factors were evaluated: (1) esthetics; (2) margin fit; (3) margin discoloration; (4) breakage; (5) gingival irritation; (6) patient acceptance; and (7) caries. Specific characteristics and their evaluations over three years were: (1) Esthetics started out excellent and remained that way; (2) Margin fit was acceptable at the beginning of the study and was actually perceived to improve, perhaps related to cement at the margins wearing and smoothing; (3) Margin discoloration started very low and became slightly worse; (4) Breakage was present during each of the 3 years, and 13 percent of veneers had some breakage after 3 years. Changes in clinical procedures are suggested in this paper to diminish this problem; (5) Gingival irritation was minimal throughout the study; (6) Patient acceptance was excellent at the beginning of the study and improved; and (7) Dental caries involvement was minimal, with only one veneered tooth showing caries involvement. Over the 3-year period, the veneers provided excellent service overall.
G J Christensen; R P Christensen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of esthetic dentistry     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1040-1466     ISO Abbreviation:  J Esthet Dent     Publication Date:    1991 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-07-02     Completed Date:  1992-07-02     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9010411     Medline TA:  J Esthet Dent     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  174-9     Citation Subset:  D    
University of Utah, Salt Lake City.
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MeSH Terms
Dental Debonding
Dental Porcelain*
Dental Veneers*
Esthetics, Dental
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Follow-Up Studies
Patient Satisfaction
Reg. No./Substance:
12001-21-7/Dental Porcelain

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