27-3 Accreditation Clinical Case Report, Case Type IV (Class IV Fracture)
by Kristi A. Crispin, DMD

Class IV composite bonded restorations can be one of the most challenging clinical procedures for dentists.  The focus is on recreating the missing segments of tooth structure with a resin material directly in the patient's mouth in a way that harmonizes with the balance of the smile.  In this endeavor, the dentist becomes the operating clinician as well as an artist in the attempt to invisibly replicate the shade as the resin is layered with a stratification technique mimicking the transluceny, value, texture, form and function.


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