Composite resins are the most commonly used materials in restorative dentistry. When first introduced in dental practice, they began to change the aesthetic approach to anterior and posterior restorations. At first, they simply represented a 'white' alternative to unesthetic materials. Today, the clinician can count on a huge variety of materials, reliable and easy to use for any direct or indirect solution. Recently new simplified and reliable materials have been developed for adhesive dentistry and for posterior quick and predictable restorations.
Through the analysis of several step-by-step clinical cases, the authors point out that successful outcomes can be achieved by everyone if correct materials and techniques are applied.