Porcelain laminate veneers (PLVs) have been the most successful minimally invasive indirect prosthodontic application of esthetic dentistry in the last few decades. When designed and delivered properly, PLVs are the most sparkling, natural-looking manmade (and now digitally designed) form of esthetic dentistry. This book was written to help the esthetic dentist in treating unesthetic alignment, color, shape, or form of the teeth—in other words, enhancing the smile while enforcing function and occlusion. The main idea is to propose a common thread around guided, predictable dentistry and the use of veneers as a versatile restoration tool. The atypical format and original style of this book encourage the reader to “think like an architect” but “act like a dentist” to achieve ideal results. Rather than bog the reader down in text, this book uses hundreds of pristine photographs, many full-page, to guide the reader through each carefully chosen “recipe,” focusing on both cosmetic dentistry and reconstruction of worn dentitions. The accompanying narrative complements the illustrations in a concise manner that provides a clear framework for the practitioner during reconstruction of the smile. In addition, this book has the benefit of augmented reality, as videos downloaded via the book app are revealed as the reader browses the pages.
Augmented reality in this book!
This book contains augmented reality videos available for free from your smartphone or tablet. Easy, reliable, instant, and offline, find at any time the selected multimedia content by the authors to enrich your reading experience.
1. Download the app “Quintessence Koubi” on the App Store (iOs) or Google Play (Android).
2. Select a chapter among those with augmented reality content.
3. Locate clinical photographs with the augmented reality symbol.
4. Roll over these photos with your smartphone or tablet with the application to play the videos.
Chapter 01. Systematization of the esthetic approach
Chapter 02. Ingredients: choosing the right ingot
Chapter 03. Laminate veneers: basic principles
Chapter 04. “No prep” approach: when and how?
Chapter 05. Malocclusion retroclined incisors
Chapter 06. Malocclusion proclined incisors
Chapter 07. Laminate veneers: design failure
Chapter 08. Black triangles and diastemas
Chapter 09. Laminate veneer for single dyschromia
Chapter 10. Laminate veneers for multiple dyschromia
Chapter 11. Extra-white laminate veneers
Chapter 12. Congenitally missing lateral incisors
Chapter 13. Laminate veneers and periodontal recessions
Chapter 14. Veneers and orthodontics
Chapter 15. Mixed restorations veneer/crown
Chapter 16. Implant considerations
Chapter 17. Veneers and digital workflow
Chapter 18. Veneers and wear: “prep less” approach
Chapter 19. Veneers and wear: “no prep” approach
Chapter 20. Extreme wear: “prep” approach