A clinical case by our Community member Dr. Muhammad Alhafudh
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A male patient come to my clinic suffering from a sharp pain and food impaction in the upper left area.
We decided to improve the shape of restoration in order to achieve proper contact point. An endodontic treatment was performed on tooth 26 suffering from pulpitis.
Contact check was carried out before starting using a thin articulating paper. This way you can see where the contact points are, in which areas you have to be very careful during the sculpting of the final layer.
Isolated the operating field with the rubber dam, old filling and decayed tissue were removed.
A piece of teflon tape was placed to protect the canals. Matrices were adapted to perform a pre-endodontic restoration.
Etching was carried out using 37% phosphoric acid for 30 seconds.
After drying the cavity, a universal adhesive was applied, using a microbrush for 20 seconds.
A flowable composite layer is an excellent system to even out the bottom of the cavity.
One by one, we start to restore contact points. Just after restoring the firs tooth (mesial wall of tooth 26) we can remove the matrix around the restored tooth.
Teflon tape was used to increase pressure of the ring onto the matrix in the palatal area.
Dividing a multi-step treatment into single, easy-solution problems is a good strategy to achieve high-quality results.
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