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Porcelain laminate veneers: 6- to 12-year clinical evaluation--a retrospective study.

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Department of Prosthodontics, Louisiana State University, New Orleans, USA.


The purpose of this study was to retrospectively evaluate the clinical performance of laminate veneers placed in the anterior segments of the dental arches over a 12-year period at two different private dental practices. Forty-six patients were restored with 182 porcelain laminate veneers. The veneers were studied for a mean observation time of 5.69 years. Color match, porcelain surface, marginal discoloration, and marginal integrity were clinically examined following modified CDA/Ryge criteria. On the basis of the criteria used, most of the veneers rated A. Risk of fracture was determined with a Kaplan-Meier survival analysis. Probability of survival of the 182 veneers was 94.4% at 12 years, with a low clinical failure rate (approximately 5.6%). Porcelain veneers must be bonded with a correct adhesive technique to reach this successful survival rate.

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