Use of porcelain veneers in dental offices in Macedonia

Zlatanovska, Katerina and Kovacevska, Ivona and Longurova, Natasa and Naskova, Sanja and Kocovski, Darko (2018) Use of porcelain veneers in dental offices in Macedonia. In: BaSS 2018, 23th Congress of the Balkan Stomatological Society, 10-12 May 2018, Jasi, Romania.

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Background: The use of porcelain veneers as permanent restorations combines an excellent aesthetic with functionality followed by minimal destructive techniques. The goal of this study was to estimate their use in private dental offices in Macedonia. Materials and Method: Sixty private dental offices from various parts of Macedonia were comprised in this study. In order to collect information from the dentists a specific self-reported questionnaire was included in the study. The data analyses were based on the respondents in the questionnaires and calculated using Statistical software SPSS for Windows version 23. A p-value < 0.05 was considered as statistically significant. Results: We noticed a minimal use of porcelain veneers through dental offices in our country. Only 42% of respondents used aesthetic veneers in their practice, from which 70% use composite and only 30% porcelain veneers. According to the use of the preparation design, most of the practitioners use incisal overlap – palatal chamfer, followed by window preparation and incisal bevel preparation design. Conclusion: With this study we came to the conclusion that porcelain veneers as aesthetic restoration are rarely used in our country. Although porcelain veneers are highly esthetic, biocompatible, long-lasting, and minimally invasive therapeutic restoration, they still cannot find their place on the market in our country. Keywords: composite veneers, aesthetic, porcelain veneers, preparation designs.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Clinical medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Katerina Zlatanovska
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2018 11:21
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2018 11:21

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