Custom Rings – 4 Year Anniversary
After 4 years of the first Custom Rings case and the first article published in www.styleitaliano.org, hundreds of cases have been published in styleitaliano facebook group, and taught in several Operative dentistry programs from universities around the globe. In short, Custom Rings came to stay.
The phrase “There is no ring that adapts better, in the whole world” can sound arrogant for someone to say. But this is not the case, a customized solution will become an incredibly precise and stable separation and fixation tool for your matrices. That is the way that Custom Rings was born, one day before starting a case, a copy of the healthy embrasures was done, fearing that they were going to be lost and then the placement of a ring was going to compromise the integrity of the matrices.
We will show a simple case to illustrate the sequence and application. The biggest challenge in this case is of course not the size or the position of the margin, in a young patient the big problem is the short crowns, the embrasures are especially difficult to achieve an area with no composite excess and a tight contact as normally the rings are not stable and strong enough.
After 4 years of experience with this technique, authors can say that it is an optimal solution, unfortunately not applicable to 100% of the cases but to a vast majority, and when this is the case, many alternative solutions are available as a delta tube or a ring with silicone terminals.
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