Class II restoration procedures help improve smiles by affecting pit and fissure for occlusal, buccal and lingual surface molars and premolars. Moreover, a Class II restoration can help in restoring the former glory of your teeth in general. Today’s article takes a quick dive into how a Class II Procedure takes place.
- Local anesthesia is applied to the concerned area, which includes a topical gel and an injection.
- The tooth is prepared for restoration using a handpiece and bur.
- The prep area is isolated with a matrix system.
- A bonding agent is applied
- A material composite placement is set at each increment.
- The material is finished until it is smooth and mimics proper anatomy.
- The occlusion is properly verified.
Why Extra Effort Is Required For Aesthetic Placement of Class II Restorations
While not all of us are born with a perfect smile, thanks to innovations in modern dentistry, a Class II Restoration can help deliver the smile of your dreams.
A Class II restoration is just one type of direct restoration among a number of other options. Direct restorations involve addressing unsightly dental caries on the teeth which are caused by acid on the enamel. Through a Class II, every molar, incisor, and canine is brought back to its former glory with unmistakable precision.
Some of the Wonderful Benefits of a Class II Restoration Include the Following:
- Ensuring correct occlusion
Incorrect positioning of the teeth causes a patient to be uncomfortable when chewing food. Copying the proper anatomy will make sure that the patient has proper occlusion.
- Long-lasting results
Complete restoration will help in providing robust results that last.
- Prevention of surface irregularities
Smooth surface finishes will minimize the presence of irregularities that can result in plaque retention, staining, changeable irritation, recurring caries and tactile perception by the patient.
Challenges During Class II Restoration
- Having to follow the exact directives
Just a minor misstep can cause things to go wrong. Some concerns include:
- Overarching or overdrawing the dentin
- Not removing solvents during the drying step
- Insufficient curing
- The bonding agents in use
One good question to ask before the procedure occurs is about the bonding agents they use. Material placement also ensures a good aesthetic for the replacement.
The Importance of a Curing Light for a Class II Restoration
A curing light is a crucial part of our Class II restorations. While they are important, they also tend to be neglected. This is why it is important that these devices be given proper attention.
Improper usage of curing lights may lead to the following conditions:
- Recurrent decay
- Post-operative sensitivity
Here are some questions that you have to ask yourself when evaluating your curing lights:
- How long have you had your curing light?
- When was the last time the curing light was checked?
- What will happen when the curing light doesn’t function properly?
- Does the office have spare curing lights?
With these conditions in mind, you need to ensure that your light is perfect for Class II restoration. Doing so will give you peace of mind. For curing lights and setting up your dental repair facilities, count on Benco Dental to get the job done.