Finally an MOD I Like- By Thomas W. Mitchell, DDS, FAGD

Introduction: 

I've been struggling with MOD composites forever it seems. This is the technique I used today, out of exasperation from continually failing one way or the other. This is 28 on one of my geriatrics. She had a very old inlay that came out last week and we used TERM for a temp until we could get her into the schedule.

Thomas W. Mitchell, DDS, FAGD
28 with a missing gold inlay and a broken TERM temp
Thomas W. Mitchell, DDS, FAGD
From the facial
Thomas W. Mitchell, DDS, FAGD
After prepping I placed just the distal Triodent Supercurve matrix.
Thomas W. Mitchell, DDS, FAGD
Then Clean and Boost, "slobbered" on (Dr. John Kancas description) 2-3 layers of Superb really fast, lightly dried that and co-cured with a layer of Titan Flowable composite. I did not put any Titan Flowable on the mesial gingival since I didn't have a matrix there. Then filled the distal with Exquisite, curing it with my Valo light set on XTRA POWER or 3200mW/cm2 ("plasma mode"). That contact felt really tight and the contour looked great.
Thomas W. Mitchell, DDS, FAGD
Then I placed another Triodent Supercurve on the mesial with a white Wave Wedge
Thomas W. Mitchell, DDS, FAGD
Then filled the mesial with Exquisite, cured that and added in the occlusal.
Thomas W. Mitchell, DDS, FAGD
With the matrix removed I could see I had good contacts and good contours.
Thomas W. Mitchell, DDS, FAGD
After disking with red Softflex discs and some occlusal contouring with fine diamonds.
Thomas W. Mitchell, DDS, FAGD
Then adjust the occlusion and a final glaze with a quick add of Superb and we're done.

Conclusion: 

So for me I'm finally happy with an MOD composite. It is difficult for me to get both proximals well contoured. This is the best way I've found. Hope this helps -

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Thomas W. Mitchell, DDS, FAGD