A clinical case by our Community member Dr. Roma Turetsky
This patient came complaining about food entrapment in between teeth in the upper right quadrant.
Upon examination we found infiltration of old composite restorations on teeth 14, 16, and 17, and a lesion on tooth 15. We decided to restore the quadrant in one single session.
After the infiltration anesthesia, the preparation of teeth, removal of old fillings, opening of the proximal walls.
Isolation with the rubber dam (Nictone heavy). Cavities were cleaned and proximal spaces opened where needed.
Matrices were placed before adhesive procedures. A total etching technique was used in association with OptiBond FL adhesive.
First, tooth 17 and the proximal walls of tooth 16 and 14 were restored. The cavity floor was covered using Filtek Bulk fill flowable composite and Estelite Asteria Estelite Asteria A3B.
The anatomy of teeth 17, 16, and 14 were finished using enamel Estelite Asteria OcE.
A floss ligature was used to retract the rubber dam around tooth 15, as the distal margin was very gingival.
Anatomical matrices were placed at the same time on mesial and distal 15, and a Garrison ring was used to stabilise the matrix. Adhesive procedures were carried out, and then the tooth was restored.
Prophyflex was used to remove the oxygen inhibited layer before final polishing.
Photo of the restoration after polishing. Polishing pastes with different polishing capacity were used with a goat brush to get the final gloss.
Immediate X-ray check.
Photo of teeth after 3 weeks rehydration.
Quadrant multiple restorations are very convenient to restore in one single session.
When performing multiple restorations we have access to areas we couldn’t reach when proceeding tooth by tooth. Modern materials allow us to achieve aesthetic integration of the restoration with the tooth tissues, making the restoration seamless.
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