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Polymerisation shrinkage with bulkfill composites

Raymond L Bertolotti, DDS, PhD, reviews bulkfill composite materials. In my opinion, bulkfill composite never made sense. Composite is not white amalgam. In all composites, polymerisation shrinkage is the enemy. So, what about composite that has low shrinkage? Shrinkage is shrinkage, and bacteria which get in the resulting gaps are very small. Typical gaps are … Continued

Clinical tips: smile line assessment

Photo – Figure 3: Average smile line Emily Clarke discusses smile and gingival display assessment Assessment of the ‘smile line’ or amount of gingiva displayed when smiling is essential for the diagnosis of aesthetic dentofacial problems and for restorative treatment planning in the aesthetic zone – and only takes a few seconds. An average smile … Continued