Simplify posterior restorations
A clinical case by our Community member Dr. Ali Al Masoudi
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Restoration of posteriors always carries a few challenges, such as the contact point, the shape and the occlusion. This said, a specifically designed instrument, such as the Solo Posterior by LM and Styleitaliano, can really simplify our job.
Initial situation showing caries on tooth 36.
After rubber dam isolation, the decayed tissue was removed.
In this case, selective etching of the enamel was done with 37% phosphoric acid.
Matrix in place with proper marginal seal.
A ring was used to improve adaptation of the matrix to the proximal walls.
The class I cavity is easy to fill up.
Occlusal view of final the restoration.
Some ochre stains were used to give the restoration more volume.
And some brown stain was used characterize the fissures.
Details of the anatomy after the removal of the rubber dam.
Occlusal check, some occlusal adjustments were needed.
Occlusal adjustment and finishing done by using Enhance burs.
Immediate post-operative result.
Special care should be taken when restoring posterior teeth. This article shows a simple approach to obtain esthetic and reliable results in posterior teeth by using the Solo posterior by LM dental designed by Styleitaliano.
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