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U-Band on #22

Posted on April 09 2018

Introduction:

The following case was received from a GC customer. Great work!

Root canal or crown lenghtening are out of question. It is save or extract Tooth 22.

 

X-ray

Step 1

 

Root decay

Step 2

Root decay is very sub gingival

Sub gingival decay

Step 3

 Another view

Prep

Step 4

Enamel is tapered for additional bond strength

Prep

Step 5

Another view

 

Step 6

New Greater Curve U-Band

 

Placing matrix

Step 7

Can you see the matrix not fully seated?

 

Matrix in place

Step 8

Now fully seated. Excellent isolation.

 

Matrix in place

Step 9

Another view

 

Matrix in place

Step 10

Side view. Note that some of the band has been cut away to provide additional visibility and access.

 

Ready for shaping

Step 11

Equia Forte bonded to tooth. Ready for shaping.

Final restoration

Step 12

 

 

X-ray

Step 13

 

Clinical Tip:

Use a 2 x 2 between your thumb and the matrix when you push it down.