• Redesigning composite use in restorative procedures.

    April 01, 2020
    by Dr Jean Madden, USA.
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    Redesigning composite use in restorative procedures.

    The Bioclear method, an alternative to classical cavity preparation design in direct composite restorations, is a repeatable technique that aims to repair the tooth with a compression joint instead of restoring it.

    by Dr Jean Madden, USA.

    Redesigning composite use in restorative procedures.

    The Bioclear method, an alternative to classical cavity preparation design in direct composite restorations, is a repeatable technique that aims to repair the tooth with a compression joint instead of restoring it.

    by Dr Jean Madden, USA.

    Redesigning composite use in restorative procedures.

    The Bioclear method, an alternative to classical cavity preparation design in direct composite restorations, is a repeatable technique that aims to repair the tooth with a compression joint instead of restoring it.

    by Dr Jean Madden, USA.

    • While classical cavity preparation design works well for amalgam, it may not suit composite, as composite resins have a lower diametral tensile strength. This observation led to the development of the Bioclear method, which alters cavity preparations using engineering principles and modern dental materials. Instead of filling a hole, a monolithic shrink wrap of composite resin is created around the tooth, resulting in a compression joint instead of a tension joint at the tooth/composite interface. The tooth is repaired rather than restored, using a repeatable method that combines the simplicity and economic advantages of direct composite restorations with high aesthetics and strength.

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