Saving time in restorative daily practice is an important task. The restoration of anterior teeth is often difficult to perform because the high aesthetic request. Today we have a lot of new tools in order to simplify such procedures. In this article we combine the Unica Matrix with a Bulk-One technique. This combination allows the clinician to make the procedure easier, including also a procedure as the veneering after composite substitution. A 38 years old female came to our dental office in order to improve her smile.
Pre-operative picture of the old restorations.
The polarized filter was used to highlight teeth morphologies.
Pre-operative occlusal view.
Removal of the old restorations and rubber dam isolation.
Placement of UNICA matrices (Polydentia) by means of plastic wedges to stabilize them.
Etching of the dental surfaces using 3M™ Scotchbond™ Etching Gel
After bonding procedures using 3M™ Scotchbond™ Universal Adhesive, mesial and distal walls of the tooth 1.1. were made using 3M™ Filtek Universal Restorative.
The reconstruction of 1.1. was performed, and the proximal walls of 2.1 made by using the previously described methods.
Restorations before the finishing and polishing procedures.
Polarized picture of the restorations before the finishing and polishing procedures.
Finishing procedures using beige Spiral Wheel of 3M™ Sof-Lex™ Diamond Polishing System.
Polishing procedures with pink Spiral Wheel of 3M™ Sof-Lex™ Diamond Polishing System.
In this article, the author suggests a possible combination to solve a problematic anterior case. UNICA matrix has allowed to reconstruct the mesial and distal walls together with the cervical margin. Moreover, the bulk one technique shows an acceptable aesthetic result. The author can conclude that the new tools are available to the dental clinician to simplify the procedures, without being afraid of them.
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