U-Band on #22

Posted on April 09 2018


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.



Step 1


Root decay

Step 2

Root decay is very sub gingival

Sub gingival decay

Step 3

 Another view


Step 4

Enamel is tapered for additional bond strength


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




Step 13


Clinical Tip:

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


  • Mike F. LeBlanc, DDS: April 11, 2018

    You must remove remaining decay, and then
    place composite better than that…..Looks like
    too much of a hurry here…….First, must schedule more time to do a better job……Are you on a plan? Third party stuff will never allow you time
    to do composites properly. Lowball fees mean
    sloppy results. 😕

  • Murf: April 10, 2018

    Denny, did you trim that excess gingival tissue in any manner? Just recently had a patient have post-op issues when I did trim the gingival excess to get better access. Thanks.

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