Laminate Veneers: 20 Recipes for Smile Design

ISBN: 978-2-36615-055-1

Author(s)/Editor(s): Koubi, Stefen

708 pp; 1,200+ illus

© 2020



Laminate Veneers: 20 Recipes for Smile Design

Porcelain laminate veneers (PLVs) have been the most successful minimally invasive indirect prosthodontic application of esthetic dentistry in the last few decades. When designed and delivered properly, PLVs are the most sparkling, natural-looking manmade (and now digitally designed) form of esthetic dentistry. This book was written to help the esthetic dentist in treating unesthetic alignment, color, shape, or form of the teeth—in other words, enhancing the smile while enforcing function and occlusion. The main idea is to propose a common thread around guided, predictable dentistry and the use of veneers as a versatile restoration tool. The atypical format and original style of this book encourage the reader to “think like an architect” but “act like a dentist” to achieve ideal results. Rather than bog the reader down in text, this book uses hundreds of pristine photographs, many full-page, to guide the reader through each carefully chosen “recipe,” focusing on both cosmetic dentistry and reconstruction of worn dentitions. The accompanying narrative complements the illustrations in a concise manner that provides a clear framework for the practitioner during reconstruction of the smile. In addition, this book has the benefit of augmented reality, as videos downloaded via the book app are revealed as the reader browses the pages.


1. Systematization of the Esthetic Approach
2. Ingredients: Choosing the Right Ingot
3. Laminate Veneers: Basic Principles
4. “No Prep” Approach: When and How?
5. Malocclusion: Retroclined Incisors
6. Malocclusion: Proclined Incisors
7. Laminate Veneers: Design Failure
8. Black Triangles and Diastemas
9. Laminate Veneer for Single Dyschromia
10. Laminate Veneers for Multiple Dyschromia
11. Extra-White Laminate Veneers
12. Congenitally Missing Lateral Incisors
13. Laminate Veneers and Periodontal Recessions
14. Veneers and Orthodontics
15. Mixed Restorations: Veneer/Crown
16. Implant Considerations
17. Veneers and Digital Workflow
18. Veneers and Wear: “Prep Less” Approach
19. Veneers and Wear: “No Prep” Approach
20. Extreme Wear: “Prep” Approach