If a dentist was to select a material for an aesthetic restoration nowadays, this dentist would expect easy handling of the filling material and a high-gloss surface that blends in with the natural enamel. Naturally, dentist and patient will only accept a material with excellent physical properties and high biocompatibility which are both indispensable for clinically used materials.
Clinical case study:
The patient presented with acute pain of tooth 16. After successful endodontic treatment under the microscope and removal of the old composite-filling as well as the secondary caries, there was not much substance left of tooth 16.
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