We are using cookies to implement functions like login, shopping cart or language selection for this website. Furthermore we use Google Analytics to create anonymized statistical reports of the usage which creates Cookies too. You will find more information in our privacy policy.
OK, I agree I do not want Google Analytics-Cookies
International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry



Forgotten password?


Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 12 (1992), No. 5     1. Sep. 1992
Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 12 (1992), No. 5  (01.09.1992)

Page 407-413

Measurement of enamel thickness in relation to reduction for etched laminate veneers
Ferrari / Patroni / Balleri
The etched porcelain laminate veneer is a new conservative treatment that offers a solution to fractured, discolored, and worn anterior teeth. Preparation of enamel should be 0.5 mm to give minimal porcelain thickness and to avoid an overcontoured restoration. At the same time, dentinal exposure is contraindicated, because resin bonds better with enamel than with dentin. One hundred fourteen extracted teeth were measured at the gingival, middle, and incisal thirds. The resulting data reported on labial enamel thickness of anterior teeth may offer guidance in the preparation of laminate veneers.