Composites Conquerors

"After replacing metal fillings, only the habits and the lack of technological innovation delay hegemony on ceramic composites in the field of fixed prosthesis. However, their dominance is expected, programmed and inevitable. '

With the development of dental adhesives and composites qualities, the new market areas where composites act are numerous. Universities and many Implantologist speakers recommend more often reducing the use of ceramics. Their aesthetic quality in comparison with that of the composite is no longer justified to ignore their drawbacks, especially their high hardness, which is disabling. The use of composites often leads to a change in surgical technique over the old material dethroned, and therein lays the main obstacle to this expansion according to the new challenge. Among the areas where composites have become dominant include the following:

The conservative works: the silver amalgams have almost disappeared and their technique is no longer taught.

Removable prosthesis: new prefabricated teeth proposed by industry are in composites, they replace the old ceramic and resin mixtures, and here the technique of fabricating dentures remains unchanged.

The fixed prosthesis, unitary: the direct or indirect composite onlays push further the indication of crowns, with necessary technical adaptation.

The fixed prosthesis, bridges:

  • Replacement of the ceramic by the composite veneer on bridges, mostly in implantology is recommended. The technique only changes for the dental laboratory. The radical change in technique comes with the direct bridges in composite, but the difficulties of the operation, the approximations to the gingival surfaces, the unpredictability of esthetics result, the long time on the chair, etc., discourage dentists. As for Maryland bridges, or butterfly bridges, they remain anecdotal because of detachment diagnosed late and followed by dental decay.
  • STEGIX is an original, indirect, quick and easy technique  to perform cosmetic and not rigid dental bridges, with  intracoronal anchors fixed with composite resins.

"This technical innovation follows the recommendations of professionals and meets the needs of the consolidated composite resins market."