Thursday, 20 April 2017

Clinical class at AHEAD Academy

Clinical class in endodontics was conducted at AHEAD Academy, New Delhi. The topic of discussion was veneers and laminates. The types of veneering were explained to the students.. The step-by-step procedure of veneering was elaborated by the staff. The new students were explained the basic chair positions while operating a patient on dental chair. Porcelain veneers (also referred to as dental laminates), are wafer-thin shells made out of dental ceramic that are bonded onto the front side of teeth. Laminate veneers are restorations which are envisioned to correct existing abnormalities, esthetic deficiencies and discolorations. Laminate veneer restorations have two different types: direct and indirect laminate veneers. Direct laminates are applied on prepared tooth surfaces with a composite resin material directly in the dental clinic. Absence of necessity for tooth preparation, low cost for patients compared with indirect techniques and other prosthetic approaches, reversibility of treatment and no need for an additional adhesive cementing system are some advantages of this technique. Intraoral polishing of direct laminate veneers is easy and any cracks or fractures on the restoration may be repaired intraorally and marginal adaptation is better than that of indirect laminate veneer restorations.

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