11th Dental Facial Cosmetic International Conference

Injection Moulding Technique: Easy aesthetics, predictable outcome

Abstract

Anterior restorations with high esthetic demands are a common challenge to most clinicians in their daily practice. Traditional layering techniques require training, experience and skills together with long clinic times. Unfortunately the this technique often gives unpredictable results with possible re-works and unhappy patients. The alternative is to choose for indirect restorations which comes with superior aesthetics but require an extra clinical session and result in higher costs related to the laboratory works.

The aim of this lecture is to present an easy and predictable technique that will enable clinicians to create direct restorations as aesthetic as indirect ones, but created in a quicker and more affordable way while using less invasive preparations.

The injection moulding technique is a novel process ideal to treat wear cases and to recreate complex morphologies in both the anterior and posterior regions with optimal aesthetics. 

The use of a transparent silicone material and an injectable resin composite with high flexural strength and wear resistance make it possible to translate a diagnostic wax-up into composite restorations with high strength and gloss.

The transparent silicone allows you to check every little detail and prevents the formation of an oxygen inhibition layer thus facilitating the final polishing. Furthermore it’s possible to control the injection while treating several teeth simultaneously. The technique even allows the surface texture to be copied from the wax-up, which results into a natural smile with a life-like appearance whilst saving valuable chair-time.

Objectives

  • Learn how to create highly esthetic restorations on easy and predictable way
  • Optimal ways for the fabrication of a diagnostic wax-up
  • Understand the rules related to the fabrication of a transparent VPS matrix
  • Selection of appropriate resin composite and which features they should have
  • Clinical cases detailing the entire procedure
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