May 19, 2018

Dr. Dan Lazar <br><br>SHAPE – predictable steps with composite in 4 anterior clinical situations 09:30  -  10:30 Dr. Dan Lazar <br><br>SHAPE – predictable steps with composite in 4 anterior clinical situations Hall 1

Dr. Dan Lazar

SHAPE – predictable steps with composite in 4 anterior clinical situations

The increased use of direct composite restorations can be mainly attributed to patient demand for aesthetic restorations in a very short time and the availability of composites with high strength and excellent aesthetics offered by the dental companies.
When the dentist chooses the direct composite restoration as a treatment plan option, this should meet several criteria such as: minimally invasive approach, good match of the colour, good finishing and polishing, functional and aesthetic biomimetic.
In all composite restorations is always preferred a smooth and highly glossy surface. The aesthetic considerations and the oral health are the reasons why a properly finished composite restoration is desirable.
Shaping, contouring, finishing and polishing are the most important steps in successfully creating bonded and long term restorations.
In order to simplify the clinical procedures when the dentist should reconstruct the anterior region with composite, an easy classification of clinical situations might be useful. A small incisal margin, an extended incisal margin, a proximal cavity reconstruction and a veneer reconstruction are the most frequent clinical situations.
For each situation, a step by step procedure helps the dentist to have better aesthetic results and to spend less chair time.
The achievement of an anatomical SHAPE of the composite resin has always been a clinical challenge and new methods and materials have been appearing on the market, day by day, to accomplish this important step.

Session Category :  19 May  Conference