Minimally invasive porcelain veneers: indications for a conservative esthetic dentistry treatment modality

Gen Dent. 2007 Nov;55(7):686-94; quiz 695-6, 712.


Patients have many restorative options for changing the appearance of their teeth. The most conservative restorative treatments for changing the appearance of teeth include tooth bleaching, direct composite resin veneers, and porcelain veneers. Patients seeking esthetic treatment should undergo a comprehensive clinical examination that includes an esthetic evaluation. When selecting a conservative treatment modality, the use of minimally invasive or no-preparation porcelain veneers should be considered. As with any treatment decision, the indications and contraindications must be considered before a definitive treatment plan is made. Long-term research has demonstrated a 94% survival rate for minimally invasive porcelain veneers. While conservation of tooth structure is important, so is selecting the right treatment modality for each patient based on clinical findings.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cuspid
  • Dental Bonding
  • Dental Porcelain*
  • Dental Restoration, Permanent / methods*
  • Dental Veneers*
  • Diastema / therapy*
  • Esthetics, Dental*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Incisor
  • Tooth Preparation


  • Dental Porcelain