“One bake” Composite veneer restoration
Veneers are restorations which are envisioned to correct aesthetic deficiencies, existing abnormalities and discolorations. There are two different types of veneers: direct and indirect laminate veneers. When it comes to the final aesthetic result and longevity, direct veneer restoration, as a definitive treatment plan in aesthetic therapies, have only been a second choice to porcelain veneers.
When the dentist chooses the veneer composite as a treatment plan option, this should meet several criteria as: minimally invasive approach, good match of the color, good finishing and polishing, functional and aesthetic biomimetic.
In all composite restorations is always preferred a smooth and highly glossy surface. The aesthetic considerations and the oral health are the reasons why a properly finished composite veneers restoration are desirable. A multitude of clinical problems such as gingival irritation, higher wear rates and recurrent or secondary caries, plaque accumulation and an overall long-term aesthetic failure are the result of a poorly finished resin veneer with their surface irregularities.
Contouring, finishing and polishing are the most important steps in successfully creating bonded and long term restorations. A clinical challenge has always been achieving a highly polished surface on the composite resin, and new methods have been coming on the scene, day by day, to accomplish this important step.
1. Focus more on flowable property of the composite material
2. If the time spent during modelling is higher a little bit the finishing procedure is reduced considerably
3. One “BAKE” strategy reduce a lot the time chair spent during the composite veneer reconstructions
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