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    Using SDI’s Aura to complete an anterior restoration [VIDEO]

    Dr. Linda Greenwall shares a case study where she demonstrates how to fix a chipped #7 anterior tooth with Aura from SDI.

    In this case study presented by Dr. Linda Greenwall, an anterior restoration is completed showcasing how to use Aura from SDI. The patient presented with a chipped tooth on No. 7.

    Using a highly logical shading methodology, Aura is the new composite restorative system that produces life-like restorations.

    According to SDI, Aura combines a new low-shrinkage resin composition with a unique morphology of Ultra High Density (UHD) filler which provides an extremely high strength interface that can withstand high compressive forces.

    In another DPR featured technique, Dr. Hugh Flax, DDS, AACD, FICOI, demonstrates how to use Aura to fix orthodontic treatment that a patient was unhappy with, mainly involving esthetics.

    He also outlines some of the qualities that he appreciates about the Aura system. They are: 

    • It’s non-sticky. Less uncured resin is used, resulting in creamy handling. 

    • It’s easy to polish to a mirror finish 

    • It has large particles (60 microns). This means high filler loading and strength. 

    • A big bonus is its low flexural modulus. This means better fracture resistance as less stress at the composite interface means less debonding.

    • It has lower polymerization shrinkage.

    • It is a prepolymerized microfilled composite, making it stronger than a standard microfill.

    • It’s easy to polish to high gloss.

    • It has high fluorescence in the dentin and slight in the enamel and contains opalescence (bluish glow in natural light) to match natural enamels. I think this gives life to the restoration.

    • It has superb gloss retention without the “plucking effect” of large particles.

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