Using opaquers under direct composite resin veneers: An illustrated review of the technique

Luís Antônio Felippe, Sylvio Monteiro, Luiz Narciso Baratieri, Mauro Amaral Caldeira De Andrada, André Vicente Ritter

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Abstract

In restorative dentistry direct composite resin materials can be used to conservatively resolve many esthetic problems. Opaque resins are often necessary to mask discolorations and/or dark backgrounds when restoring anterior teeth. This article presents a direct composite resin veneer technique using opaquers. Potential problems with the tone of restorations after the use of opaquers are discussed. Advantages, limitations, and the clinical technique are presented. Training, as well as attention to the technique, contributes to an acceptable result.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)327-337
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry
Volume15
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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