Intracoronal Restorations - Part I
Douglas A. Terry, DDS
As patients seek aesthetic treatment that is biocompatible, durable, and safe, the utilization of composite resin for the direct restoration of the posterior dentition has continued to increase. In the past, composite resins were often affected by factors (eg, low wear resistance, color variation, low flexural strength) that limited their use to smaller restorations. Newer formulations, however, have significantly enhanced the physical, mechanical, and optical properties that have increased their use in medium to larger restorations.
*Assistant Professor, Department of Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterials, University of Texas Health Science Center Dental Branch, Houston, TX; private practice, Institute of Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry, Houston, TX.
Upon completion of this podcast, the listener should:
- Understand consideration factors for the utilization of direct composite restorations.
- Understand how to use direct composite resin as an alternative to other biomaterials.
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