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An Effective Technique to Posterior Resin Composite Restorations

Adriana Cristina Zavanelli, Stefan Fiuza de Carvalho Dekon, Leonardo Viana Pereira, Marcelo Coelho Goiato, Cristina do Amparo Resende, Daniela Micheline dos Santos

Citation Information : Zavanelli AC, de Carvalho Dekon SF, Pereira LV, Goiato MC, Resende CD, Santos DM. An Effective Technique to Posterior Resin Composite Restorations. J Contemp Dent Pract 2011; 12 (6):506-510.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-1085

Published Online: 01-12-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.



The aim of this study is to present a clinical case in which an occlusal matrix device was used in a patient who needed to restore a posterior tooth.

Material and methods

A direct duplicate occlusal appliance was used (biteperf) in a patient who needed an occlusal restoration in two posterior teeth.


Using the matrix helps having fast and accurate reproduction of the original anatomical details of the occlusal surface. The final result surprised with the presented restoration in terms of esthetic quality, despite the simplicity of the technique.


Posterior teeth with initial lesions were confined to the occlusal surface of anatomically complex or fissured anatomy with or without signs of proximal caries wich are ideal candidates for this technique. The overlying enamel surface must be relatively intact; lesions of hidden or occult caries.

Clinical significance

The aesthetic and time-saving benefits of the occlusal device (biteperf) are immediately clear. The matrix allows the fast and accurate reproduction of the anatomic details of the original occlusal surface of the tooth. The professionals who lack an artistic penchant and marked manual ability will be able to carry out excellent posterior resin composite restorations.

How to cite this article

de Carvalho Dekon SF, Pereira LV, Zavanelli AC, Goiato MC, do Amparo Resende C, dos Santos DM. An Effective Technique to Posterior Resin Composite Restorations. J Contemp Dent Pract 2011;12(6):506-510.

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