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Quintessence Publishing: Journals: QI
Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

ISSN 0033-6572 (print) • ISSN 1936-7163 (online)

Publication:
March 2002
Volume 33 , Issue 3

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Five-year clinical performance of porcelain laminate veneers

Galiatsatos A. Aristidis, DDS, Dr Dent; Bergou Dimitra, DDS

Pages: 185-189
PMID: 11921765

Objective: The clinical performance of porcelain laminate veneers was evaluated at 5 years. Method and materials: One hundred eighty-six porcelain laminate veneers were placed in 61 patients, aged 18 to 70 years, by a single operator following the same clinical procedure. At the 5-year recall, esthetics, marginal integrity, marginal discoloration, fracture rate, and patient satisfaction were recorded. Results: At recall 98.4% of the veneers were satisfactory without intervention. The retention rate was excellent, the fracture rate was very low, and the maintenance of esthetics was superior. Patient satisfaction was very high. Conclusion: Porcelain laminate veneers offer a reliable and effective procedure for the conservative and esthetic treatment of anterior teeth.

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