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    How to perform full-mouth composite restorations with ACTIVA BioACTIVE

    Dr. Cory Glenn demonstrates how to use the restorative material for esthetic composite restorations.

    Full-mouth rehabilitation can be one of the most intimidating procedures for many dentists. Practitioners are often unsure where to start or what end point they should be working towards. Deciding whether or not to open the vertical dimension, what changes to make in the esthetics of the case, and how these changes will affect speech, function and comfort cause many dentists to suffer “paralysis by analysis.”

    For these reasons, I find it very useful to take a minimally invasive approach by first building the desired end result in composite before proceeding with costly indirect restorations. Restoring in composite is a reversible and usually additive procedure that enables dentists to take a more cautious and methodical approach to large cases.  

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    Final restorationComposite restorations allow dentists to easily add or remove material until the desired result has been achieved in the composite prototypes. This gives patients time to “test drive” the end product, recommend changes and give final approval to esthetics, speech, comfort and vertical dimension. If there are financial or other concerns, it also enables patients to stage their treatment over a longer time period rather than all at once. The dentist can then prep the mouth in quadrants or sextants, which can make the process more predictable and less stressful.

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    The following case demonstrates an expedited injection technique for completing a prototype composite full-mouth rehabilitation using ACTIVA BioACTIVE-RESTORATIVE material (Pulpdent Corporation). ACTIVA is esthetic, durable, and ideally suited for the injection technique. Its release of calcium, phosphate and fluoride is beneficial to tooth structure. There is excellent marginal integrity, and a rubberized-resin component resists fracture and chipping. The patient can expect extended service from the ACTIVA restorations, and can proceed with definitive all-ceramic restorations at a later time.  

    Continue to page two to see the case study

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