Restorative Techniques

Restorative Technique – Class IV

This Class IV technique first takes you through preparation of tooth structure. Then you will see the placement of a microhybrid or nanofill composite to replicate the lingual shelf. This stage is so important because you are building the foundation for the restoration. In this restoration you will see the use of opaquers. Opaquers are used to block out unwanted shine through and increase the value of your composite restoration. Make sure to polymerize each incremental step for 20-40 seconds each. Lastly, this technique shows the overlay of Renamel Microfill composite (Cosmedent) to replicate the enamel surface.

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About the AuthorDr. Bud Mopper

Dr. Bud Mopper has built an international reputation for his pioneer leadership in direct resin bonding.  He has been doing minimally invasive dentistry with composite for over 40 years. He is a renowned lecturer in esthetic dentistry. He co-authored, A Complete Guide to Dental Bonding, which was the first definitive book for the dental profession describing bonding techniques – and he has continued to publish numerous articles on The Art and Science of Direct Resin Bonding.  He is a Life Fellow of the Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, Founding Member and Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Life Fellow and Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, and Fellow of the American College of Dentistry.  He teaches direct resin bonding on a Continuing Education level at many universities including the State University of Iowa and the University of Illinois, plus he teaches courses at the Center for Esthetic Excellence.

Dr. Mopper is the recipient of three of the most prestigious awards given by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. One for “Lifelong Commitment to Providing Excellence in Continuing Education in Cosmetic Dentistry” and secondly, an award for “Outstanding Contribution to Cosmetic Dentistry “and third for “Outstanding Innovation in Cosmetic Dentistry. He received the New York University College of Dentistry “The Irwin Smigel Prize in Esthetic Dentistry” and the “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the World Aesthetic Congress in England, for “Outstanding Contribution to Cosmetic Dentistry”. He received the 2017 Gordon J. Christensen Lecture Recognition Award from the Chicago Dental Society. Dr. Mopper was awarded the 2018 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is Co-founder and Chairman of Cosmedent, Inc., where he is responsible for educational programs, and product development.