Composite restorations provide a viable, option for conservative “biomimetic” metal-free restorations. Burbank Dental Lab technicians are trained to provide ideal marginal fit, full polymerization and lifelike esthetics.
Composite restorations provide a viable option for conservative “biomimetic” metal-free restorations. Your Burbank Dental Lab technicians are trained to provide ideal marginal fit, full polymerization, and lifelike esthetics.
Burbank Dental Lab fabricated composites exhibit more durable luster than direct composites, therefore they will look better in your patient’s mouth year after year. The composites used at Burbank Dental Lab have been proven to be very kind to natural dentition, this will ensure that your patients do not experience premature wear.
Composites in general, have properties that deliver a more resilient restoration than ceramic restorations. When you combine the resilience of composite with the density that milled composites provide, your preparations can be more conservative, while still being durable. The minimally invasive preparation requirements allow you to preserve more healthy tooth structure.
Available Material Choices
Two choices of composite material are available.
Layered Ceramage composite
Milled Lava Ultimate
A hand-layered composite that is a zirconium silicate integrated with an organic polymer matrix.
Zirconium silicate micro ceramic 73% fill
Virtually the same light transmission as natural teeth
Can be repaired chairside
Lava Ultimate (3M)
Resin Nano Ceramic (RNC) technology. RNC is a new material class combining benefits of ceramics and a highly cross-linked resin matrix.
Most translucent of all-ceramic restorations available today, available in HT and LT versions
Can be repaired chairside
Indications for Use
Ideal restorations for inlay or onlay cases, especially with occlusal margins. (When the restoration includes occlusal margins composites will wear at the same rate as the occlusal enamel, unlike ceramics that may become hyper occluded over time).
Implant cases for progressive loading.
Long span bridges, locations where bonding is not viable
1.5 mm minimum occlusal clearance
1.5 mm minimum istmus width
90º occlusal margins
Rounded internal line angles
Shoulder / 90º margin
Dual-cure resin or adhesive resin product.
Clean with water, dry, then silinate restoration.
Please follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
Adjusting & Polishing
Adjustment can be made with fine diamonds and polished with composite polishing rotary instruments and composite polishing paste (CompoSite Polishing Paste – Intraoral by Shofu).