Superior Esthetics vs Efficiency - Posterior composites in daily practice
Striving for the perfect optical integration of a restoration into the surrounding dental tissues is one of the major objectives in dentistry.
However, when we talk about posterior restorations, we need to ask ourselves whether it really makes sense to create tiny pits and parafissures in the surfaces of restorations. Layering posterior restorations using dentin and enamel shades or even staining the fissures with light-curing brownish stains neither improves the quality of a restoration, nor is it requested by the patient. Such techniques are based on an ego-driven attitude, which is frequently encountered among lecturers who feel obliged to prove that they are capable of handling dental materials in a superior way.
In the daily practice, dentists should concentrate on using adequate clinical protocols which allow them to achieve durable and functional restorative results that match the patient’s (and not necessarily the dentist’s) esthetic demands.
Apart from presenting clinical cases, the important clinical steps in the efficient and esthetic restoration of posterior defects will be addressed in this webinar.