This Compendium eBook features a continuing education (CE) article that presents an overview of the history of direct esthetic restorative materials, namely composite resins. A second article showcases a method for the direct restoration of worn dentition that is an alternative to conventional, full-mouth rehabilitation involving root canal treatment. Download to earn 2 FREE CEU now!
CE: Low-Shrink Composite Resins: A Review of Their History, Strategies for Managing Shrinkage, and Clinical Significance Mark L. Pitel, DMD
This CE article includes a review of monomer and polyment development and a discussion of strategies for reducing polymerization shrinkage. Evaluating the clinical significance of these materials is aided by an understanding of the material chemistry, including the mechanics behind shrinkage and stress, and strategies for reducing these effects among composite resins, including the use of certain fillers and the appropriate application methods, such as incremental layering versus bulk placement. Credits: 2 Self-Study CEU Cost:$0 Provider:AEGIS Publications, LLC
A Practical, Flowable Technique for Restoring a Worn Dentition Giancarlo Romero, DDS, MS
This article showcases a method for the direct restoration of worn dentition that is an alternative to conventional, full-mouth rehabilitation involving root canal treatment. This flowable technique allows the clinician to reestablish the proper VDO, occlusion, and esthetics before completing the case with final ceramic materials.