Intracoronal Restorations - Part II
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 video, the viewer should:
- Understand consideration factors for the use of laboratory processed composite and porcelain intracoronal restorations
- Be able to make comparisons between the attributes and capabilities of each system.
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