Simplified Step-by-Step Layering Technique for Aesthetic Anterior Composite Buildup

Dr. Anthony Tay, Simplified Step-by-Step Layering Technique for Aesthetic Anterior Composite Buildup
Speaker: Dr. Anthony Tay
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Format: PDF Released: 9/1/2012
Expiration Date: 6/30/2019
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Review Date: 6/30/2016
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This article describes a simplified approach toward step-by-step layering of the anterior composite restoration. An understanding toward natural aesthetic from composite buildup and the ideal dimensions of individual layers will be presented. This will allow the practitioners to learn the skills required to confidently place anterior composite buildup in a conservative, aesthetic and predictable manner.

A common scenario that general dental practitioners face involves the rehabilitation of lost dental tissue in the anterior teeth. This can be in response to dental trauma from an accident or replacement of a defective restoration. With today's composite material in the dental market, it is possible to restore the lost dental tissue in a conservative and predictable approach. For this purpose, this presentation describes a simplified technique for such aesthetic anterior composite buildup. The individual steps will be described logically, including the layering details. To create surface anatomies that will mimic nature and lifelike aesthetics, the protocols for finishing and polishing will be given. With some practice, such anterior composite buildup can be routinely placed in a conservative, aesthetic and predictable manner.

Description of Speaker:
Dr. Anthony Tay received his Bachelor of Dental Science from the University of Melbourne, Australia, in 2005. He returned to Singapore in 2006, where he has been involved in full-time metropolitan private practices. As a general practitioner, he delivers a comprehensive range of dental services, with special interest in composite rehabilitation, restorative dentistry and minimal intervention dentistry. He is a current committee member of the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (Singapore) and the Continuing Dental Education committee of the Singapore Dental Association, and is actively involved in continuing dental education for his peers. He can be contacted at

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:
  • a. Understand the workflow required for anterior composite buildup in a simplified manner.
  • b. Determine the thickness of the different composite layers for ideal aesthetic outcome.
  • c. Restore a fractured anterior tooth with minimal adjustment and finishing, using a putty matrix.
  • d. Create primary, secondary and tertiary anatomies for aesthetic anterior restoration.
  • e. Understand and master the polishing techniques for teeth of different surface textures.

The author discloses that he has no financial interest in any product that is mentioned.

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