ANTERIOR DIRECT COMPOSITES: GUIDELINES FOR MIMICKING NATURE
Serhat Köken graduated from the Marmara School of Dentistry (Istanbul) in 1998. Since 2001, he has practiced general dentistry at his private clinic in Istanbul. He received his PhD in Dental Biotechnology from the University of Siena in 2020. Serhat Köken has presented at national and international meetings on both the technical and artistic aspects of anterior direct resin restorations as well as hands-on courses on composite resin artistry dental photography. Serhat Köken is the founder of Trquoise Study Club and he is a Visiting Professor in the Master Program in Prosthodontics (courses: Digital Dental Photography, Anterior Direct Restorations, Posterior Direct Restorations), Department of Medical Biotechnologies, School of Dentistry, University of Siena, Italy.
The rapid innovation of composite material in the last decade and the availability of various types of composites has given today’s clinician an extremely convenient and cost effective tool for their practice. Direct composites provide the clinician with the ability to provide excellent aesthetic results with minimal tooth destruction in a very efficient manner. In this lecture, you will be shown how to achieve excellent aesthetic standards in your everyday dentistry using direct chairside composites. The lecture will cover clinical aspects of the anterior composite from choosing the correct shades to preparation tips, layering composites, and tricks on finishing and polishing. Handling composites correctly can provide excellent aesthetic outcomes, which will be shown using case examples in this lecture.