Limiting Postoperative Sensitivity in Composite Restorations
Howard S. Glazer, DDS
The use of adhesive dental procedures has become well established for direct and indirect restorations in anterior and posterior regions, and the involved materials continue to evolve. Despite improvments in materials and techniques, postoerative sensitivity following direct composite restoration still remains a problem, particularly in posterior teeth. As outlined within this presentation, self-etch adhesives enable pratitioners to achieve predictable adhesion and minimize clinicians' concerns regarding postoperative sensitivity. This ensures a comfortable, aesthetic result for dental patient and practitioner alike.
*Fellow and Past President, Academy of General Dentistry; attending dentist, Englewood Hospital, Englewood, NJ; private practice, Fort Lee, NJ.
Upon completion of this podcast, the listener should:
- Understand how using self-etch adhesives can help to limit postoperative sensitivity in dental patients.
- Gain increased knowledge of self-etch adhesives.
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