Caries removal conservative technique using light probe and dental restoration with bulk fill resin composite: Case report

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Edition V15N01 | Year 2018 | Editorial Caso Clínico | Pages 86 to 94

Allan Gustavo Nagata, Antonio Setsuo Sakamoto Júnior, William Fernandes Lacerda

The use of auxiliary instruments for the detection and removal of caries has been more and more widespread in the modern cosmetic and restorative dentistry, as well as the use of resins into single increment in order to decrease the clinical time necessary to perform the restorations. The objective of this study was to present a case report of posterior restoration (class II), associating an auxiliary method (light emission) to the removal of caries and a low contraction resin. In order to detect and remove the carious tissue, the Proface system (W&H, Austria) was used, which utilizes fluorescence to highlight the contaminated dentine. On the other hand, for the restoration of the cavity, a bulk fill resin composite was used (Tetric N-Ceram Bulk Fill, Ivoclar Vivadent, Liechtenstein). The association of the used techniques was successful, preserving the healthy structure and reducing the clinical time of the procedure. Proface system and the use of low contraction resins represent efficient methods, which are of easy execution for the treatment of caries in posterior teeth. Besides, the use of bulk fill resins presents a satisfactory aesthetic-functional result.

Dental caries, Composite resins, Dental restoration, permanent,

Nagata AG, Sakamoto Júnior AS, Lacerda WF. Caries removal conservative technique using light probe and dental restoration with bulk fill resin composite: Case report. J Clin Dent Res. 2018 Jan-Mar;15(1):86-94. DOI: https://doi.org/10.14436/2447-911x.15.1.086-094.oar

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