The self-made Pick&Press, an easy route to indirect cementation
Indirect composite/ceramic cementation represents an important aspect of treatment with indirect restorations. Surprisingly, while everybody talks about how we should proceed with these kinds of restorations, the most common mistakes are rarely discussed.
Employing the correct cementation technique enables practitioners to avoid many mistakes, such as:
– Time-consuming correction of occlusal interferences
– Incorrect marginal adaptation due to bad sitting of the restoration and resulting greater thickness of cement
– Confusion of the mesial side with distal one, leading to attempts to cement back to front
– Losing the indirect restoration in the middle of the cementation process, as the restoration can easily slip from the fingers.
The inlay/onlay Pick&Press tool is described here, based on the following clinical case:
Now the composite cement was placed on the whole inner surface of the indirect restoration.
The self-made PICK & PRESS INSTRUMENT can be a helpful and economic tool in the cementation process of indirect restorations.
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