StyleItaliano Special Before and After
June 11, 2023
Carlos Fernandez Villares, Dr.

Essential Lines: Aesthetic and functional simplified.

Essential Lines is a predictable technique to make posterior restorations in a functional and aesthetic way. In this case the patient refuse to make an indirect restoration but wanted to change the old amalgam restoration. We proceed to make a direct composite restoration with the Essential Lines technique.

Before
Isolation with rubber dam

Isolation with rubber dam.

After cleaning the cavity

After cleaning the cavity.

3M™ Scotchbond™ Universal Etchant Etching Gel

Selective enamel etch technique with 3M™ Scotchbond™ Universal Etchant Etching Gel.

3M TM Scotchbond TM Universal Plus

3M™ Scotchbond™ Universal Plus application in the selective enamel etch technique.

3M™ Scotchbond™ Universal Plus

After light curing the 3M™ Scotchbond™ Universal Plus.

3M™ Filtek™ Universal Restorative Pink Opaquer

A thin layer application of 3M™ Filtek™ Universal Restorative Pink Opaquer (PO) to block the dark dentin color outcome.

3M™ Filtek™ One A2

Application of 3M™ Filtek™ One A2 in the cavity.

Essential Lines technique

Modeling the composite occlusal surface with the Essential Lines technique for a natural and functional outcome.

3M™ Sof-Lex™ Spirals

Finishing and polishing procedures with 3M™ Sof-Lex™ Spirals.

3M™ Sof-Lex™ Spirals

Finishing and polishing procedures with 3M™ Sof-Lex™ Spirals with water.

After polishing the direct composite restoration

After polishing the direct composite restoration.

Occlusion check and adjustments

Occlusion check and adjustments.

Final Result

Final natural composite restoration outcome.

Carlos Fernandez Villares

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