Five-year clinical performance of porcelain laminate veneers.Quintessence Int. 2002 Mar; 33(3):185-9.QI
The clinical performance of porcelain laminate veneers was evaluated at 5 years.
METHOD AND MATERIALS
One hundred eighty-six porcelain laminate veneers were placed in 61 patients, aged 18 to 70 years, by a single operator following the same clinical procedure. At the 5-year recall, esthetics, marginal integrity, marginal discoloration, fracture rate, and patient satisfaction were recorded.
At recall 98.4% of the veneers were satisfactory without intervention. The retention rate was excellent, the fracture rate was very low, and the maintenance of esthetics was superior. Patient satisfaction was very high.
Porcelain laminate veneers offer a reliable and effective procedure for the conservative and esthetic treatment of anterior teeth.