Bonded Indirect Restoration for Posterior Teeth - Case Raport
The International Conference Education and Creativity for a Knowledge Based Society – Medicine and Dental Medicine, 2012, Titu Maiorescu University
Posted: 17 Mar 2013
Date Written: March 17, 2013
Ceramic inlays are tooth-colored fillings for use in back teeth when a high degree of esthetics is desired. Ceramic inlays are glass-like porcelain-based fillings, fabricated outside of the mouth. These restorations have to be cemented in the tooth preparation with composite cement. Once cemented, ceramic inlays are strong and wear resistant. When done properly, they can provide years of excellent service. Indirect adhesives techniques are a predictable option in modern dentistry which respects the conservative biologic principle. The advantages of these techniques: protection to the periodontium due to the low accumulation of dental plaque, restoration of contact points between teeth, marginal closing superior in quality to other systems, good tooth wear resistance, durability and biocompatibility with oral environment. This clinical report describes a situation in which application of porcelain inlay was chosen as the therapy of choice. Case report: A 31-year old patient with an average depth decay/caries on tooth 37 was presented to the dental clinic. A step-by-step protocol is proposed for tooth preparation, impressions technique, cementation of restorations, and finishing procedures and described. Conclusions: Inlays could be an option when functional and esthetic restorations of posterior teeth is required.
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