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Dental liner

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Dental liner – What is it? Dental liner is a term that refers to a material or technique used to prevent sensitivity in deep dental fillings.  There are a variety of products and techniques used.  Products can be bioactive and/or resin based.  MTA, glass ionomer, resin-modified glass ionomer, calcium silicate, and others are common materials […]

Dental composite products

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Dental Composites by type Bulk Fill – flowable with higher filler content Low viscosity or Base – used under composite SureFil SDR flow (recommended) Venus Bulk Fill Flow Filtek Bulk Fill Flowable Restorative (less wear resistant than some of the others in this category Sawlani IADR 2013) Voco x-tra base (ADA best) Beautifil-Bulk Flowable Shofu (Giomer […]

Composite Polishing

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Composite Polishing Diamond polisher is best (diamond particles) except maybe “Microfill best polished with AlO” B Mopper Three step rubber polishers better results than 2 or 1 source D-Fine, Hawe, and Astropol best 1 I want to try Astropol and enamelize with purple felt wheel Always polish from composite to tooth. B Mopper Green stone […]

Dental Composite chemistry

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Dental composite chemistry C factor – ratio of bonded to unbonded surfaces in the preparation Consists of Organic resin matrices Inorganic fillers consisting of proprietary combinations of zinc, alumina, silica, quartz, and zirconia.  This is where most of the evolution of composites has occurred. Pre-polymerized resins as a coupling agent Silane – tris(2-methoxyethoxy) vinyl silane  […]

Why Composite Veneers?

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Ceramic or porcelain veneers are what people are talking about when they say they got veneers or when someone famous gets veneers.  However, there is a cheaper alternative…composite veneers.  There are even circumstances in which composite veneers are a better choice than porcelain. So when does the situation call for composite veneers???? 1. Child or […]

Procedure of Composite Veneers

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Steps involved in mastering a cosmetic composite veneers Steps 1 Lingual shell made Without lingual shell using mylar strip etch and bond Lingual shell back and achromatic enamel lingual shell Chromatic dentin layer Possibly a chromatic enamel layer used here Achromatic enamel layer Pencil lines for line angles Silicon polishers If need texture “walk over” […]

Bonding Agents

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 Dental Bonding Agents Basically all have an acidic conditioner, dentin primer, and bonding resin. 3M products Optibond products Bisco 4th Generation dental bonding agent Gold standard. 1 etch 2 rinse 3 prime 4 bond more technique sensitive Top 3 3M Adper Scotchbond Multi-purpose plus Optibond FL All-Bond 2 5th Generation dental bonding agent 1 etch […]

MMP inhibition

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MMP inhibition MMP=matrix metalloproteinase=zinc-dependent endopeptidase that degrade extracellular matrix proteins.  They are present in dentin and when exposed to a weak acid or even water become active so they do help slow decay grow. protease inhibitors Chlorhexidine galardin (synthetic MMP-inhibitor) green tea polyphenols (especially epigalolocatechin-3-gallate) tetracyclines and specifically doxycylcine Quaternary ammonium compounds Gluteraldhyde (GLUMA) may […]