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Direct Restorations: Posterior Composite
Three techniques for incremental placement of composite


Posterior composite is usually placed in increments. There are a number of ways of doing incremental placement: three are shown here.

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Before and after: click to magnify


The treatment shown in the slide-show below was not clinically necessary: it was carried out at the patient’s request after a full discussion of risks/benefits, so that fully informed consent was obtained.

The composite used here was Majesty Esthetic (from J&S Davis if you are in the UK).

Slide show: Three Composite Placement Techniques



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