Ceramic Veneer Cementation
Ceramic veneer cementation is a crucial step to get the amazing, gorgeous, long-lasting smile your patient deserves. The greatness of high-end aesthetic bonded restorations lies not only in their aesthetics, but in their bond strength and their intimate adhesion to the healthy remaining structures, many times giving back to the tooth a lot of its original strength. When working additively this effect increases. In this article we will present a simple protocol using modern materials and taking the most of their advantages.
All the laboratory work was done by Mr. Daniele Rondoni (Savona, Italya), a proud Styleitaliano Honorary member.
1- Case acceptance
2- Volumetric Guided Preparation (as mentioned above)
4- Final work assessment.
1- Passive fitting of the veneer
2- When external light conditions are low, unlimited placement time
3- Good stability of the material and less risk of voids due to its consistency
4- Excellent structural and surface properties due to its high filler content.
5- Proper excess removal thanks to its density.
Of course every single step of a veneer case is fundamental and important. Cementation stage is the culmination of all those efforts. In the dental world we have a very polarized set of opinions where many colleagues complain about how everything debonds and other colleagues which seem to do heroic bondings and have no problem. Our opinion is that the keyword is enamel, if we respect the sound tissues and bond to the best of the substrates, we will achieve high clinical success. Respecting and following thoroughly the cementation steps will grant us high clinical success.
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