Use of Feldspathic Porcelain Veneers to Improve Smile Harmony: A 3-Year Follow-up Report
Federizzi, L.; Gomes, Érica.Alves.; Báratro, S.Schaffer.Pugilato.; Baratto-Filho, F.; Bacchi, Aís.; Spazzin, Aísio.Oro.
Brazilian Dental Journal 27(6): 767-774
ISSN/ISBN: 0103-6440 PMID: 27982193 DOI: 10.1590/0103-6440201602453
This case report describes an esthetic treatment to improve the shape and alignment of the anterior teeth, reestablishing smile harmony, using feldspathic porcelain veneers. Results of clinical follow up after 36 months are also presented. The advantages, disadvantages and limitations of the technique are detailed with reference to the relevant literature. This suggests that the success of treatment depends on adequate conditions of bonding between the veneers and the tooth complex, which involves parameters such as the strength and durability of the bond interface. Therefore, the clinical success of feldspathic porcelain veneers depends on the accurate selection of cases and correct execution of clinical and laboratory procedures. The rehabilitation involved from first right premolar to the left with feldspathic porcelain veneers made on refractory dies. After the 3-year follow up, excellent clinical results and patient satisfaction were achieved.