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Mastering Anterior Composites: 3D Layering Technique

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Traumatic dental injury especially in childhood is a common problem. It occurs usually around 8-12 years old, in a male to female ratio of 2:1 / 3: 1 and affects 70% maxillary central incisors. Coronal fracture of enamel and dentin without pulp involvement is the frequent situation a restorative dentist has to manage, utilizing direct adhesive procedures. Successful shade matching in composite restorations is considered as one of the most difficult task to accomplish. It is based on a subjective comparison between a shade tab and the natural tooth and as direct composite restorations are realized within one single appointment, no "try-in" is possible. Therefore the search for a reliable shade matching procedure coupled with a predictable layering technique is still going on. The aim of this presentation is to present an individual three-dimensional layering technique with contemporary composites. This novel procedure is indicated in moderate to extensive crown fractures and is considered predictable after eliminating the parameter of thickness while layering restorative materials.

Date Added:
11/2/2017

Author(s):

Yiannis P. Brokos, DDS, MSc, Clinical Specialty in Operative Dentistry Yiannis P. Brokos, DDS, MSc, Clinical Specialty in Operative Dentistry
Dr Yiannis Brokos received his degree in Dentistry in 1998 and specialized in Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry in the postgraduate department of Restorative De...
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Questions & Comments
YIANNIS BROKOS - (9/13/2018 9:53 AM)

Dr Amato, thank you for you question. The idea is to have a customized shade guide replicating the three dimensional structure of the tooth to be restored. And then instruments to be able to measure and control the material thickness, when layering. It is not so time consuming when used to apply the technique. But for sure is predictable. With the kindest regards, Yiannis Brokos.

Paul Amato - (6/8/2018 7:51 PM)

Excellent,how long does it take you to plan and do the restoration? Thank you

YIANNIS BROKOS - (12/7/2017 4:55 AM)

Thank you very much dr. Vergoullis!

yiannis vergoullis - (12/4/2017 6:20 AM)

That is a great presentation passing in depth information in a very simple and efficient manner! Congrats Yiannis great job!

YIANNIS BROKOS - (11/9/2017 8:49 AM)

Thank you very much Dr. Salama for your kind words, Yiannis Brokos.

Maurice Salama - (11/7/2017 2:44 PM)

One of the most thorough and in depth presentations on composite layering and esthetics you will ever witness. I had to watch it 2X and still marveled and the depth of information. Thanks for sharing Dr. Salama

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