Restorative Techniques

Restorative Technique – Porcelain Fused to Metal

Slight long bevel on porcelain. Place light cured rubber dam material on tissue to protect the gingiva (GINGA-Guard). Microetch both the porcelain and metal and place hydrofluoric acid for 3 ½ to 4 minutes. Rinse with copious amounts of water. Apply silanator on porcelain and let dry. Place bonding agent (Cosmedent Complete red bottle) on porcelain and metal. Cure for 20 seconds. Then apply Creative Color Pink Opaque (Cosmedent) on metal and overlay with your composite (either nanofill or micorhybrid). Polymerize for 20-40 seconds. If incisal translucency is needed, then apply a small amount of grey tint to the incisal edge and cure for 20 seconds. Overlay with microfill for your final layer (same shade as your nanofill or microhybrid composite) and cure for 60 seconds. Contour, characterize and finish and polish using a 4 grit aluminum oxide disc system (FlexiDisc, Cosmedent).

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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.