” A young patient comes to our office for a routine check-up. The clinical examination and transillumination disclose discoloured distal areas on teeth 14 and 15. The subsequent x-ray examination reveals two distal carious lesions on such teeth. After placement of the rubber dam, careful excavation of the infected tissues and application of an enamel-dentin bonding agent, sectional matrixes are applied and we start restoring the teeth with a first 0.5 mm layer of fluid composite (Estelite Flow Quick High Flow). Afterwards, the interproximal wall is reconstructed using Estelite Asteria WE enamel and the residual cavity is restored with horizontal layers of Estelite Asteria body shade A3B. The last occlusal half millimetre is reconstructed using Estelite Asteria NE and WE enamels and stains are applied to simulate sulcus pigmentations. The restoration is polished and the dam is removed.
The characteristics of the Asteria composite make polishing fast and glossy, with excellent esthetic and mimetic results. ”
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