Dr. Malcmacher reviews the history and evolution of porcelain veneers from a conservative alternative treatment to porcelain crowns to today’s standard of aggressive tooth reduction to compensate for the limitations of the porcelains used by most laboratory technicians. Dr. Malcmacher explains the minimal- or no- preparation technique. He presents a case report using Cerinate Porcelain Veneers, chosen for their high strength and ability to be made very thin and translucent.
Dr. Malcmacher concludes that porcelain veneers are not difficult to do when the right porcelain is used and when it’s a conservative treatment, eliminating the need for temporaries and postoperative sensitivity issues. “Porcelain veneers have a higher rate of acceptance and satisfaction, especially when little or no tooth structure has to be removed.”