denture (FPD). It can be used on both anterior and posterior teeth. Because it does not cover the entire coronal surface, it tends to be less retentive than a complete crown and is less resistant to displacement. Unless the partial veneer is very carefully prepared, the reduced retention may contraindicate its use. Inlays and onlays are even less retentive than partial veneer crowns and are not recommended for FPD abutment retainers. However, they provide the advantages of a casting, with less enamel removal than a crown. When carefully performed, they can produce an exceptionally long-lasting restoration.
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