Lingual root Class V caries on #18
Posted on August 08 2018
Lingual root caries on molars can be hard to access and keep isolated.
Class V subgingival caries on the mesial lingual root of #18
Root caries prepped and then Greater Curve U-Band placed. The U-Band enhances visibility due to its additional flare
Band cut back
Band cut back to provide additional access.
Activa bonded into prep
Not worried about shaping while in the fluid stage. Maintaining isolation and working quickly during placement was the larger concern. Activa lends itself to working quickly and precisely
Final lingual Class V restoration #18
Saliva ejector holder controlled unwanted saliva and kept tongue away
Using the saliva ejector holder and the U-Band made this case very manageable