A Clear Polyvinyl siloxane Technique for the Placement of Posterior Direct Composites

After years of clinical dentistry, I saw a simple but effective way to restore posterior teeth with composite material. This preoperative occlusal registration technique using
cure through polyvinyl siloxane material that reproduces occlusal surfaces before the placement and polymerization of the composite resin, thus reducing the time needed for shaping, polishing, and occlusal adjustments. This technique, due to the occlusal registration method utilized, allows us to efficiently and predictably reproduce the occlusal morphology being restored with direct resin-based restorations.

The following case study illustrates a step-by-step technique to achieve an anatomical, functional, and aesthetic posterior direct composite restoration.

Step by step technique