Direct-indirect composite restorations – scientific and clinical basis

One of the biggest benefits of light-curable composites is the fact that they can be sculpted intraorally to achieve the correct shape and colour.

However, this does not always guarantee predictable aesthetic results.

Composites may undergo colour changes depending on the kind of particles, brand name, photopolymerisation source and finishing techniques.

Due to its polymeric nature, composites tend to change over their clinical life span, which can be minimised by supplemental extra oral photocuring and heat tempering, which increases their longevity.

This lecture will discuss the scientific and clinical aspects for the use of a direct-indirect technique as a viable alternative for class V, class IV, veneers and crowns with composites resins.

For more information on Dentistry 17: Stars of Dentistry visit, call 01923 851771 or email [email protected].

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