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Pract Periodontics Aesthet Dent. 1996 Oct;8(8):769-78; quiz 780.

Posterior composite resin restorations: operative innovations.


The adhesive revolution is alleviating reservations regarding posterior composite resin restorations, established by past experience with outdated materials and techniques. Improved materials, instrumentation, and placement techniques have enhanced the performance of current formulations of posterior composite resins over their predecessors. However, it is a clinician's operative skill that ultimately determines the quality of a restorative option. The learning objective of this article is to share the author's experience in attaining adhesive excellence with posterior tooth-colored restorations as well as aesthetic anatomic form, minimal postoperative sensitivity, and a bond which can weather the true test of success-durability. Optimal applications, dental dam requirement, importance of the first increment of composite resin, restitution of occlusal morphology, and the clinical application are discussed.

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