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Planning & Finishing Techniques Planning & Finishing Techniques

Author(s):

Ronald Goldstein, DDS

Date Added:

10/23/2013


Summary:

Longevity and optimal aesthetics are critical aspects to consider when planning for direct composite resin restorations. While strength, wear resistance, and superior micromechanical retention are typically associated with functional durability, during the planning stage clinicians must equally consider aesthetic longevity, which includes retension of the original morphology, color stability, stain resistance, and marginal adaptation. To ensure optimum results for direct composite resin restorations, this article outlines the importance of effective techniques for proper planning for stain prevention and outlines the clinical considerations when refinishing is required.

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