Prof. Junio Silva DDS., Master of Science and holds a Ph.D. in Operative Dentistry by Federal University of Santa Catarina - Brazil. His P.hD. thesis which is published in Clinical Oral investigations, and some other scientific publications were conducted here at the Ludwig Maximilians University LMU in Munich, Germany, under the supervision of Prof. Daniel Edelhoff and Prof. Jan Guth starting back in 2010. He used to be a faculty member of University of Brasilia, where he worked from 2012 to 2014. Nowadays, he is partner of a Medical and Dental Clinic, named MEDCAL in Balneario Camboriu, Santa Catarina, Brazil and owns a digital dental laboratory, ZEIT DENTAL LAB, and a School for continuing education, ZEIT EDUCATION. He is a full-time dentist and gives lectures and hands-on courses.
Clinicians and researchers have long sought conservative treatment approaches to restore anterior teeth with long-lasting and esthetic materials. This endeavor led to the development of ceramic systems that wed aesthetics with function. Accordingly, fabricating porcelain veneers without requiring tooth preparation became possible, thus reinforcing the concept that the noninvasive porcelain laminate veneers are versatile and conservative allies of the aesthetic dentistry. However, even though noninvasive veneers can serve as an
alternative to classic and extended veneers or even to full crown preparations, they are not the best choice for all clinical situations.
The main advantages of adhesive dentistry may be completely misconceived when bonding porcelain veneers while ignoring the basic fundamentals that have made these restorations successful for nearly three decades. Therefore it is paramount that the clinician know how to indicate all porcelain restorations in as much as their longevity is highly dependent on patient, remaining tooth tissue, and ceramic related factors. Therefore, choosing the most adequate restorative approach when restoring the anterior dentition is crucial to achieving a conservative, long-lasting and yet esthetic treatment.
My lecture addresses key evidence-based considerations regarding the rehabilitation of the anterior dentition using porcelain crowns, noninvasive, traditional and extended veneers.