Restoring anterior teeth can be very challenging. In the anterior region, it is particularly important to recreate the macroanatomical shape and microanatomical structures of the teeth. This requires you to work with utmost precision and care. If the tooth shape is not correctly recreated, this could distort the way in which the tooth colour and position are perceived. Furthermore, inadequately reproduced cervical margins could cause chronic inflammation of the gums. We have compiled a few practical tips, which we hope will help you to produce impeccable results.
You are faced with three main challenges when you work on anterior teeth:
- Creation of the vertical edge lines
- Creation of the transitions between the composite resin and the tooth structure
- Pink-and-white esthetics
Precise application of a flowable composite
Flowable composites allow you to master these types of challenges more easily. Because these materials have a low viscosity, you can apply them with greater precision. They even enable you to work on thinly tapering margins in very tight areas. This aspect represents a particular advantage with regard to corrective measures that are taken on healthy natural teeth for esthetic reasons. These materials offer the least invasive restorative method for this purpose.
Flowables are not all the same
However, flowables are not all the same: The viscosity of the flowable should not be too high or too low. Tetric EvoFlow with its thixotropic consistency fulfils these requirements, since it is flowable during the application phase and thereafter it remains in place without spreading.
New brochure provides helpful tips
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