Restorative applications of Airflow® and GBT that will enhance and improve clinical outcomes
Contemporary restorative dentistry relies on developing the best possible adhesive interface between the tooth structure and the restoration. Key to this is creating the ideal tooth surface to ensure optimal mechanical and chemical bonding when using adhesive restorative materials. Clinicians frequently use a range of etchants, conditioners, primers and bonding agents in the adhesive process, but they may not achieve ideal results if the tooth surface has not been effectively cleaned prior to the surface preparation. This presentation will look at the use of the Airflow Prophylaxis to create more predictable tooth surface preparation for a range of preventive and restorative procedures, and how to enhance the long-term success of composite resin and glass ionomer restorations.
- Understand the differences between Air Abrasion and Airflow Prophylaxis
- Appreciate the applications and benefits of Airflow prophylaxis powders in restorative dentistry
- Realise the importance of tooth surface cleaning prior to caries diagnosis, and restorative procedures
- Learn additional techniques for ongoing restoration maintenance