Differences between ceramic and porcelain laminate veneers


  • Ali Salem Alfaer Department of Prosthodontic, Rabigh General Hospital, Rabigh, Saudi Arabia
  • Ryan Hussien Alfwais Hayat Alshimal Medical Center, Rafha, Saudi Arabia
  • Yousef Masoud Al Haider Specialized Dental Center, Najran, Saudi Arabia
  • Raghad Abdullah Alghmdi The Five Doctors Medical Centre, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Ammar Adel Qasim Afani Taif Specialized Complex, Taif, Saudi Arabia
  • Dhuha Ayedh Alkahtani College of Dentistry, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia
  • Sakinah Ali Alsaeed Almuhaidib Dental Clinics, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
  • Nawal Ali Alqahtani College of Dentistry, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Amal Saleh Alalyani College of Dentistry, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Omar Ali Alqhtani College of Dentistry, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Rawan Ahmad Yankesar College of Dentistry, Ibn Sina National College, Jeddah, Saudi




Ceramic, Porcelain, Laminate, Veneer


In dental care, treating anterior dentition esthetically has always been difficult. Numerous restorative solutions, including resin composites, all-ceramic crowns, and ceramic veneers, become accessible with the advancement of dental materials. In such situations, practitioners and patients should pick the most appropriate option to enhance oral health and aesthetic outcomes. Any substance made of non-metallic inorganic matter and fired at an elevated temperature is referred to as ceramics (pyrochemical process). Ceramics called glass ceramics are those that commence in a glassy phase and later devitrify to a partly or wholly crystalline form. Dental ceramics that most closely optically resemble the characteristics of real teeth are primarily glassy materials, which are derived primarily from triaxial porcelain compositions of feldspar, quartz, and kaolin. Glass-ceramics possess much more toughness and strength than porcelain but are also less translucent. Tougher and more durable ceramics, primarily yttrium stabilized tetragonal zirconia polycrystals, have been developed recently (Y-TZP). Due to its limited translucency, Y-TZP presents a major drawback. A significant amount of current tooth structure must be removed in order to allow for a porcelain veneer that is wide enough to overlay an opaque zirconia base and replicate the optical characteristics of the surrounding natural teeth. Ceramic restoration effectiveness, in the end, relies on the material choice, production process, and restoration strategy.


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How to Cite

Alfaer, A. S., Alfwais, R. H., Al Haider, Y. M., Alghmdi, R. A., Qasim, A. A., Alkahtani, D. A., Alsaeed, S. A., Alqahtani, N. A., Alalyani, A. S., Alqhtani, O. A., & Yankesar, R. A. (2022). Differences between ceramic and porcelain laminate veneers. International Journal Of Community Medicine And Public Health, 10(1), 443–447. https://doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20223571



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