In order to ensure a functional, esthetic, and long-lasting result, clinicians need to anticipate the strengths and limits of the restorative material, as well as the specific requisites of the presented case. The over all success of a restoration starts with the tooth preparation. As flaws in preparation design can have significant and detrimental effects on the final result, clinical comprehension of the dimensions and limitations during this step is of utmost importance.
This presentation will focus both on different types of veneer preparations and on the main criteria to be followed in order to obtain a minimal invasive preparation.
Key words: veneer, crown, window preparation, feather preparation, bevel preparation, incisal overlap preparation, IPS e.max, adhesive cementation.