Keywords : Ceramic veneer
ASSOCIATION OF AGE AND GENDER IN PATIENTS UNDERGOING VENEERS FOR DISCOLORED UPPER ANTERIOR TEETH- A RETROSPECTIVE ANALYSIS
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 1449-1461
Veneer is a layer of tooth coloured material that is applied to a tooth to restore localized or generalized defect and intrinsic discolorations. The composite veneers are direct tooth colored restorative materials placed over the surface of the tooth. The ceramic veneers are the lab processed or indirect veneers. They have good esthetic value due to translucency and tend to mimic the appearance of natural teeth. This study was done to derive an association between age and gender in patients undergoing veneer treatment for discoloured upper anterior teeth. A total of 168 case sheets of patients with veneer treatment done for upper anterior teeth were reviewed and analyzed. The patients undergoing veneer treatment with direct composites and indirect laminates for discoloured upper anterior teeth were included for the study. The population selected for the study was in the age group of 18-65 years. The most commonly treated upper anterior teeth for veneer treatment was also analyzed. Data was tabulated using excel sheets. The ratio of male and female patients choosing veneer as a treatment option was calculated. The type of veneer most commonly preferred was derived. The association between age and gender in the choice of veneer treatment was statistically analyzed using SPSS software. Out of 168 teeth, 105 (62.5%) were male and 63 (38.1%) female patients. Most of the people of both genders, who have chosen veneer treatment, were in the age group of 18-30 years which was not statistically significant (p>0.05). 145 (86.3%) patients have undergone composite veneer treatment, whereas only 23 (13.9%) patients opted for ceramic veneers. Within the limitations of the study, maxillary central incisors with composite veneers were commonly observed in the age group of 18-30 years. There was significant association between age and veneer treatment and composite veneers was more preferred as a treatment option by patients of both genders.