Anterior Direct Restorative
No material in the history of dentistry has undergone as much of an evolution as composite resin. The face of restorative dentistry changed forever when successful bonding to dentin was achieved. Since then, the goal of clinical and material science has been to find simple, predictable approaches to the composite restorative process. Unlike dental amalgam, the placement of composite requires many more steps and exacting technique to achieve the best results. The process of adhesion, conditioning the tooth surface, application of primers and adhesives, followed by the layering of composite resins to complete the restorative process, involves many independent steps that must be properly executed to ensure good results. This discussion covers some of the latest advances in composite materials and techniques.