Porcelain Veneers: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

A brief history of the development of modern porcelain veneer technology is presented.  The unique strength of Cerinate porcelain is the basis for the conservative concept of veneers with little or no tooth preparation.  Also, the ability to bond veneers over existing metal, ceramic, or composite resin substrates is mentioned.

A clinical case is described to demonstrate the technique for veneers with no preparation of the teeth.  Ultra-Bond is used as the resin cement for the veneers.  Very successful results are obtained with a completely straight forward and easy-to-perform technique.