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.
Tribune Group GmbH is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Tribune Group designates this activity for 1 continuing education credits.
This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between Tribune Group GmbH and Dental Tribune International GmbH.