Managing multiple contact points, step by step
It is difficult to manage multiple contact points in class II cavity restorations. During such procedures, clinicians usually choose an indirect restoration protocol, as workflow is much easier for the technician rather than for dentists. The disadvantage of this method is that you cannot accomplish the work in just one visit. But, if we know the proper way to manage multiple restorations we can achieve a good result even with direct techniques. The main advantage of direct restorations in these cases is the short time needed to get satisfactory results. In this article we will discuss how to make it in a more advanced way.
TIP: If we want all our restorations to have a natural shape, it is strongly suggested to place the matrices at one time. For the best contact points we have to choose the thinnest and soft matrices. In this case we used the Polydentia matrix system.
As a conclusion of the article we have to stress again how important it is to recreate a proper shape and contact points when restoring teeth. Three are the things that can really make this procedure predictable and durable:
– a good and thin matrix system, which allow modeling of the matrix itself and good adaptation
– tough rings, that’ll adapt the matrix in an effective way
– wooden wedges, for an efficient separation of teeth
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