Filmed at the SSDRG and RD UK Conference 2014. Toothwear is becoming a common problem in a population retaining teeth for longer. Restoring this work dentition with composite is a useful option that can be technically very demanding. In this series, Dr Porter provides an overview of toothwear as a growing problem and provides excellent tips on how the worn dentition can be restored using composite restorations. He provided excellent tips on how the practitioner can mimic natural anatomy, tips on shade matching and tips on finishing your composites to achieve biomimetic dentistry. This is part 1 of 3

Aims and objectives 

  • Understand the presenting problems of patients with toothwear and toothwear as a growing problem in the population
  • Understand the role of prevention in toothwear and aetiology of erosive tooth loss
  • Understand the necessary essential elements required for good composite outcomes
  • Understand the elements of aesthetics which are important to assess and mimic
  • Understand the characteristics of the biological elements, the anatomy of teeth and the characteristics of Gaenial composite to match these
  • Understand how you can shape the lab putty index (made from a wax-up) to create the index for composite build-ups
  • Understand the choice of colour and shade for composite restorations and how to get a good shade guide
  • Understand finishing of composites – with a demonstration video – to get and mimic the anatomy of the natural tooth
  • Understanding shade and colour matching
  • Understanding the unique properties of the composites, with filler content
  • Understanding how to use the GC App and selecting the correct shade of composite
  • Showing instruments and tips for good composite layering and moulding composites for a natural finish
4 videos
132 mins CPD/CE