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3 C's of Composite: Contour, Color and Creativity

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Mastering composite artistry is the most challenging tooth replacement procedure clinicians are asked to preform. It requires the clinician to understand the optical, physical, handling and mechanical properties of a resin filled with quartz, silica and glass. Combining these attributes to reproduce the natural dentition three dimensionally in contour and color is our goal. Adding a bit of imagination, the clinician can create restorations that are brilliant and ultimately seamless and undetectable.

Date Added:
1/16/2013

Author(s):

Brian P. LeSage, DDS FAACD Brian P. LeSage, DDS FAACD
Dr. Brian P. LeSage graduated magna cum laude with the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Dental Society award from the University of Maryland, Baltimore Col...
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Questions & Comments
Jiang Zhang - (3/10/2013 12:01 AM)

I will see you in Shanghai,China in 1/4.I am Jason,from Kerr China.

Jalil Zhian - (1/16/2013 6:02 PM)

I truly enjoyed your presentation.

Sharon Foertsch - (1/16/2013 5:30 PM)

What tints do you use?

Island Mak - (1/16/2013 8:58 AM)

It will be great to specify the the material of composite such as microhybrid, micofill and nanohybrid.

suman gautam - (1/16/2013 4:06 AM)

Thank you for excellent presentation.
As you said you finish 80+ work on day 1 and in next appt finish the rest and even you correct imperfections on next appt.
What about the strength when we bond composite to composite will it not decrease?

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