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Shade, Shape, Texture: The Aesthetic Triad and Direct Composite Restorations

Presented by Dr. Bharat Agrawal

This lecture will cover tips, strategies and workflows to simplify optimal aesthetics in the placement of direct composite restorations. Control of shade, shape and texture are vital in the placement of restorations that mimic the natural dentition, and are commonly referred to as the aesthetic triad. Using simplified shade selection strategies, layering techniques and mastery of shape and texture will ensure clinicians can place restorations that blend seamlessly with the natural dentition.