Shape modification and restoring with medium translucency balanced composite
Composites – though being the most commonly used materials in dentistry – have been changing the approach in aesthetic treatment since they have been introduced and clinicians have a range of materials to choose from, based on their treatment needs. Non-vital anteriors are considered one of the biggest challenges in aesthetic treatment, which is why clinicians often prefer full or partial indirect ceramic restorations. In this article, through the choice of new composite materials, the lecturer points out that direct restorations could lead to successful aesthetic outcomes if correct techniques are applied, step by step.
The direct anterior restoration has always been a challenge for many dentists. As an opinion leader for many dental companies for the development of composite materials, I had the opportunity to work and to test different composites since 2004, and many times I spent a lot of time to understand their optical properties, with a relevant learning curve to achieve nice restorations.
With this new medium-translucency balanced composite it was “love at first sight”. It’s very easy to match the color and to hide margin preparations, despite the use of a reduced number of shades, and to achieve predictable and high quality results every day both from an aesthetic and a clinical point of view.
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