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Most ideal finish line configuration for a porcelain veneer:

 # The most ideal finish line configuration for a porcelain veneer is:
A. Feather
B. Chamfer
C. Shoulder
D. Chisel



The correct answer is: C. Shoulder.

#Shoulder Finish Line
Indications: • All ceramic crowns • PFM crowns • Injectable porcelains 
Advantages:  • Good crown contours • Esthetics  • Less distortion • Provides adequate bulk
Disadvantages: • Least conservative • Inferior marginal adaptation

# Shoulder with bevel Finish Line
Indications: • Proximal boxes of onlays and inlays • Labial finish line of metal ceramics • Occlusal shoulder of onlays 
Advantages:  • Superior marginal adaptation • Resists distortion • Facilitates removal of unsupported enamel rods
Disadvantages: • Requires subgingival extension • Detection of post cementation caries is difficult

# Chamfer Finish Line
Indications: • Cast metal restorations • Lingual aspect of metal ceramics
Advantages:  • Conservative • Good marginal adaptation • Provides bulk
Disadvantages: • Improper fabrication may result in an unsupported tip

# Knife edge Finish Line
Indications: • Young patients • MOD onlay • Inaccessible areas • Finish lines in cementum
Advantages:  • Conservative • Ideal for marginal adaptation 
Disadvantages: • Does not provide a distinct finish line • Waxing, polishing and casting becomes critical • Overcontoured restoration in an attempt to obtain bulk


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