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Article: Volume 42 Number 8 Page 721 - October 2015

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  Dent Update 2015; 42: 721-734

Restorative dentistry:  Class II Resin Composites: Restorative Options

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Abstract: Tooth-coloured, resin composite restorations are amongst the most frequently prescribed forms of dental restoration to manage defects in posterior teeth. The attainment of a desirable outcome when placing posterior resin composite restorations requires the clinician to have a good understanding of the benefits (as well as the limitations) posed by this material, together with a sound knowledge of placement technique. Numerous protocols and materials have evolved to assist the dental operator with this type of demanding posterior restoration. With the use of case examples, four techniques available are reported here.

Clinical relevance: This article explores varying techniques for the restoration of Class II cavities using resin composite.

Author notes: Minesh Patel, BDS(Lond), Surrey (Postgrad MSc in Aesthetic Dentistry, KCLDI), Shamir B Mehta, BDS, BSc, MClinDent(Prosth), Senior Clinical Teacher, Dep Dir MSc Aesthetic Dentistry, Dept Conservative & MI Dentistry, KCLDI and Subir Banerji, BDS, MClinDent MFDGP(UK), Programme Director MSc Aesthetic Dentistry, King’s College London Dental Institute, Floor 18, Tower Wing, Guy's Campus, St Thomas's Street, London, SE1 9RT, UK.

Objective: To outline the restorative options for Class II resin composites.