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Do's and Don'ts of Porcelain Laminate Veneers

Course Number: 333

Indications for Veneer Placement

Veneers can be used for functional and cosmetic correction of the following conditions:

  1. Stained or darkened teeth

  2. Hypocalcification

  3. Multiple diastemas

  4. Peg laterals

  5. Chipped teeth

  6. Lingual positioned teeth

  7. Malposed teeth not requiring orthodontics

Contraindications for veneer placement include:

  1. Insufficient tooth substrate (enamel for bonding)

  2. Labial version

  3. Excessive interdental spacing

  4. Poor oral hygiene or caries

  5. Parafunctional habits (clenching, bruxism)

  6. Moderate to severe malposition or crowding