Restorative Techniques

Restorative Technique – Color Change Veneer

This patient wished to remove unsightly grey tetracycline stains. After preparation, the tooth is etched and the bonding agent is placed in thin layers. Creative Color Pink Opaque (Cosmedent) is brushed on areas to be neutralized and cured for 20 seconds. The nanofill or microhybrid composite is applied in a paper thin layer. In this particular case Renamel Microhybrid was used because more opacity was desired.

After the placement of the microhybrid composite the tooth was rechecked for correct opacity. If more opacity is desired, place a small amount of opaque (the same shade as your composite) and brush it gently on darker areas to increase value. The opaque is polymerized and then overlayed with a microfill (same shade as the microhybrid and opaque) to replicate the enamel surface. Cure for 60 seconds and finish and polish. Once you are finished polishing you may start working on the second tooth. Repeat steps from the beginning.

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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 practiced minimally invasive dentistry with composite for over 45 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 Iowa State University and the University of Illinois Chicago, 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.