Bioclear Matrix before and after
January 6, 2021
Dr. Richard Young, DDS

Clinical Case: 21st-century Class III Restoration Using a Bioclear® Matrix

Using 3M™ Filtek™ Universal Restorative along with a Bioclear® Matrix.

About the Case

A 33-year-old female presented with a classic incipient lesion on the mesial-facial aspect of tooth No. 7 that was visible on the X-ray.

The challenge in this case was maintaining the beautiful contours of the anterior tooth’s natural structure, and matching the dentition. 3M™ Filtek™ Universal Restorative along with a Bioclear® Matrix were used to restore this complex Class III so that it would be virtually unnoticeable.

Lesion on tooth No. 7

INITIAL SITUATION: Lesion on tooth No. 7.

Removed decay, finessed prep, and created radius bevel

Removed decay, finessed prep, and created radius bevel.

Removed Biofilm using Bioclear Blaster

Removed Biofilm using Bioclear® Blaster.

Selected appropriate Bioclear anterior matrix

Selected appropriate Bioclear® anterior matrix.

Warmed and injected composite

Warmed and injected 3M™ Filtek™ Universal Restorative, Shade B2.

Cured, contoured, and polished restoration

Cured and contoured using 3M™ Sof-Lex™ Extra-Thin Contouring and Polishing Disc, and polished restoration.

Final results of restoration


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