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How well does OMNICHROMA FLOW work on posterior restorations?

For this case, I’d like to show how well OMNICHROMA FLOW works on posterior restorations. The patient had small interproximal caries and I did very conservative slot preps [figure 1 and figure 2].

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The matrices were positioned and stabilized using wedges and rings (Triodent V3 matrix system) [figure 3].  A total etch technique was used with 37% phosphoric acid [figure 4], followed by Adhese Universal bonding resin (Ivoclar Vivadent)

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When the preparations are so small, it can be difficult to get standard composite carpule tips to fit into the slot in order to inject the composite without making a mess. And even if you do, it can still be challenging to use a small instrument to compact the composite into the prep without introducing air bubbles. Using the small tip of the OMNICHROMA FLOW is much easier to control how the material is added and visually see how it adapts [figure 5]. Because these are such small preparations, I typically fill them in one increment.

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Finishing and polishing was completed with Soflex disks (3M ESPE), carbide burs (Komet), and a PDQ silicone composite polisher (Kerr). The immediate post op shows how nicely the OMNICHROMA Flow blends with the surrounding tooth structure [figure 6].

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Kevin M. Brown, DDS, AAACD
Kevin M. Brown, DDS, AAACD
Dr. Kevin Brown graduated from the University of Washington School of Dentistry in 2006 with recognitions in esthetic and restorative dentistry. He has been in private practice in Bellevue Washington since then and enjoys minimally invasive dental procedures, especially direct composite bonding. He is an accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and enjoys sharing his knowledge and understanding of composite artistry through writing articles, lecturing, and hands-on workshops. He can be reached at kbrown@jensenbrowndds.com

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OMNICHROMA and OMNICHROMA FLOW to tackle dark triangles and refine tooth shape.

When OMNICHROMA first came out and I started using it, I was blown away at how well it worked. Direct composite restorations in the smile zone are what I love to do, and I have always followed the principles of polychromatic layering to achieve ultimate esthetic results. So, it was difficult for me to believe that I could achieve ultimate esthetic results with a single shade composite system. Nevertheless, as I began to practice using OMNICHROMA and the supplemental Blocker in different applications, I quickly learned I could get equal and even sometimes better results than the polychromatic layering method. As time went by, I started asking my contacts at Tokuyama Dental America if and when they were going to come out with a flowable version of OMNICHROMA. To my delight it has finally come to pass, and I wanted to share a few case examples of how I have been using OMNICHROMA FLOW in my daily practice