Esthetic restoration of upper anterior teeth by porcelain laminate veneer

도재 라미네이트 비니어를 이용한 상악 전치부의 심미적 수복

  • Oh, Sang-Chun (Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, Wonkwang University) ;
  • Shin, Young-Ho (Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, Wonkwang University)
  • 오상천 (원광대학교 치과대학 보철학교실) ;
  • 신영호 (원광대학교 치과대학 보철학교실)
  • Published : 2003.03.30


With the understanding of tooth crown biomechanics and the progress of dentin adhesives, bonded porcelain restorations including a porcelain laminate veneer present an extended spectrum of indications for anterior teeth. Porcelain laminate veneer as a restoration offers the conservative solution that balances the functional and esthetic needs of the anterior dentition. Porcelain's stiffness, its surface characteristics, and the biomechanical strength achieved through bonding to tooth surface enable the restoration of the tooth as a whole supporting occlusal force and masticatory function. Namely, the optical effects inherent in the tooth and the lifelike features of the porcelain make that this restoration approaches the ultimate in esthetic satisfaction for both the dentist and the patient. A 49-year-old female patient with the incisal discoloration of upper central incisors and black triangle between the central incisors was referred to correct her esthetic problems with prosthodontic approach. The patient was satisfied with two porcelain laminate veneers that were made according to prof. Magne and Belser's recommendation.