Since 1983, SCDL has remained committed to being at the forefront of technology, helping you offer patients a plethora of choice – from the highest quality, state of the art materials sourced from around the world to cutting-edge clinical technology in the form of digital impressioning systems.
Ceramic veneers are beautiful, aesthetically and functionally exceptional restorations that can be life changing for many patients. They are, however, relatively technique sensitive and require careful treatment planning and execution. There are many variations in clinical techniques ranging from extremely conservative, removing little or no tooth structure, to relatively radical, removing all of the facial enamel and most of the distal and mesial enamel. There is, however, a growing consensus in the literature that the greatest success will be had when the former approach is adopted as the success or otherwise of a veneer is largely dependent on the strength of the bond between the veneer and the underlying tooth.
We recommend therefore that for the greatest chance of success, you should keep as much of the preparation as possible in the enamel layer. The following, additional guidelines will also help you maximize your results:
|Feldspathic||Weakest, Ultra conservative, for shape and positional changes|
|Empress Esthetic||Ideal for shape and position changes and minor colour changes|
|Empress Esthetic (Opaque)||Ideal for moderate colour changes|
|Procera||Strongest and most opaque of all veneers, ideal for major colour changes (need 0.8mm reduction)|