Case by Daniel Vasquez, DDS
The dental practitioner’s time is the most valuable factor in the dental practice. Hence, it should be well spent, and saved wherever possible. In the context of placing direct posterior restorations, the universal composite CLEARFIL MAJESTY™ ES-2 Universal provides valuable support to anyone who would like to achieve this goal – being universally applicable, it allows users to spend less time on material selection. With its universal shade concept consisting of a single posterior shade, it eliminates the need for shade determination. This gives users more time to focus on fulfilling the patient’s needs. The following clinical case illustrates the use of the innovative material in the posterior region.
Fig. 1. Pre-operative situation with multiple carious lesions in the second premolar and both molars.
Fig. 2. Isolated working field.
Fig. 3. View of the quadrant after cavity preparation.
Fig. 4. Selective etching of the enamel with phosphoric acid gel.
Fig. 5. Dispensing of the universal adhesive CLEARFIL™ Universal Bond Quick into a mixing dish.
Fig. 6. Application of the universal adhesive to the enamel and dentin after etching, rinsing and air-drying.
Fig. 7. Lining the cavity floor with of a thin layer of flowable composite (CLEARFIL MAJESTY™ Flow).
Fig. 8. Immediate treatment outcome after the placement of several layers of CLEARFIL MAJESTY™ ES-2 Universal.
Fig. 9. Final Result
CLEARFIL MAJESTY™ ES-2 Universal