Feldspathic Veneers

Feldspathic veneers are created today the same way they were 2 or 3 decades ago. They are fabricated from quartz type porcelain on a platinum foil or refractory die. Ceramicists use a wet brush and porcelain powder to paint layers onto a model and then bake it in a porcelain oven. Since each application of porcelain is very thin and shrinks when heated, the process is repeated many times to obtain the proper contour. Ceramicists can lay in different colors at each stage to create the desired look.

Feldspathic veneers can be used when:
  • restoring discolored preparations because adding multiple thin layers of porcelain provides more flexibility when adjusting opacity and translucency
  • working with younger patients since less tooth structure needs to be removed.
Two methods can be used when fabricating fledspathic veneers: the platinum foiled system and the refractory die system. Some of the factors that help us decide which system to use are the design of the preparation and the size of the tooth.

Sakr Dental Arts - 601 Executive Drive, Winter Park, FL 32789 - Phone: 407-629-6399
Sakr Dental Arts
601 Executive Drive Winter Park, FL 32789
Phone: 407-629-6399