Glass Ionomer and Composite Co-cure
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This CD is designed to introduce viewers to an understanding of Cavity configuration factor (C-Factor) and its significance in association with composite polymerization shrinkage.
One of the biggest problems associated with large direct posterior composite restorations is post-insertion sensitivity caused by micro-gapping that is related to both the C-Factor and the volume of the cavity. To circumvent this problem, most dentists resort to indirect restorative techniques. However, there are a significant number of patients of limited financial means that can't afford the significant costs associated with indirect restorations. As a consequence, dentists often "give it a go" and place large direct posterior composites, and run into the problems of post-insertion sensitivity and recurrent caries associated with uncontrolled resin shrinkage vectors.
The Glass Ionomer Co-Cure Technique is designed to:
The restorations are broken down into simple steps using video clips, with details provided for each phase of the procedure.
The final section of the CD is devoted to other clinical applications
utilizing auto-cure GIC including a technique for overlaying fractured
cusps utilizing auto-cure GIC as the dentin replacement material. The
details of this are explained in animated graphic form, which is under
the control of the viewing dentist. The CD is designed to allow dentist
and staff to review to technique while learning how to place co-cure
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