Class II Composites, Sub-gingival Margin, Large Embrasure, and Cusp Overlay

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Introduction to the case

Under a rubber dam positioning marginal ridges on multiple teeth can be tenuous. If the marginal ridges are too high there is a risk of adjusting through the contact when finalizing the occlusion. The Greater Curve system allows you to create contacts with depth. The risk of adjusting through the contact is mitigated.

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Chipped Incisor and Class 5

Taylor Shank

Dental Student

Louisiana State University

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Introduction to the case

Patient is a 37 year old male. CC was “I have these dark spots on my front teeth, and one of them is chipped.” This was the third patient I had ever seen, during my second year. After seeing the result in a hand mirror, this patient smiled and laughed to himself, saying “wow, it looks great.” As a second year student just starting out in clinic, this was a huge confidence booster. To gain a patient’s trust in you after their first appointment with you should be a priority for every dental student. Once your patient has confidence in your abilities, they will be much more willing to work with you.

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Trying to Tackle the Single Non-Vital Central Incisor

Introduction to the case

The dreaded single central. Patient was concerned because her “front tooth had been getting darker over the past three months”. Endodontic therapy had been performed 10 years prior. Sketchy mid-root region, endodontist confirmed resorption. Patient wouldn’t be able to get the exo for a while. This restoration is meant to be a long term provisional, but I saw no better way to address the situation given the circumstances.

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2 Year Old Rehab With Composite

Terry Shaw

General Dentist

Perth-Ando​ver, N.B, Ca​nada

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Introduction to the case

This 50 year old patient was in today for a check-up on his teeth. I had not seen him for 20 months since we restored his lower teeth. We had restored his upper teeth 2 months previous to doing his lower teeth. He came from another neighboring dental office where they don’t do composite rehabs. He has been into this other office for several cleanings since we did his rehab but he smokes, loves his coffee and has lots of stain. Anyway I was wondering how he was making out with his new teeth and he was very satisfied. In his words “no pain or sensitivity or problems”. So I was quite happy with his rehab. His wife came as well and we knew each other from 30 years ago when my daughters and I were riding horses in the same horse club. There were a few air bubbles that I didn’t like and a small open margin that I repaired and that was all he needed to spiffy him up.

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