ANTERIOR SINGLE-VISIT MONOCHROMATIC COMPOSITE RESTORATIONS
Born in 1984, İzmir, Turkey. Graduated from Marmara University, Faculty of Dentistry in 2008. Defended his doctorate thesis ‘The assessment of dimensional alterations of worn incisors in different time periods’ in Marmara University, Dentistry Faculty, Restorative Department in 2015 and got ‘PhD’ and also, ‘Restorative Dentistry Specialist’ title. Has been working as an academic in Marmara University, Faculty of Dentistry since 2015. Gained the ‘Assistant Professor’ title in 2018 and the ‘Associate Professor’ title in 2022.
Has many national and international scientific publications about direct and indirect restorations, pre-restorative treatments, clinical dental photography, tooth wear, and caries diagnosis and management. Has presented several scientific lectures in national and international meetings, congresses, and symposiums about dental photography and anterior composite restorations since 2015. Additionally, has participated as an instructor in more than 100 hands-on courses since 2015.
He is the writer of the best-seller (2022) ‘Composite Restorations in Anterior Esthetics’ book published by the Quintessence Publishing in May 2022.
He is one of the key opinion leaders of several leading international dental companies such as Hu-Friedy, GC, Tokuyama, and Dentsply, and brand ambassador of SONY Türkiye. He is a member of GC Europe Advisory Board. He is also a certified Invisalign provider.
Direct composite resin restorations are one of the best options for the anterior teeth as well as the posterior teeth in accordance with the developing materials and application techniques in adhesive dentistry concept. These single-visit restorations can perfectly mimic the natural dental tissues minimally invasively. A clinician can perform the restorations through ‘prepless’ or ‘nonprep’ concepts and can simulate the esthetic parameters of natural dental tissues such as the optical properties as well as the macro and micro surface morphologies. Crown fracture restorations, diastema closure restorations, class III restorations, cervical restorations, and direct veneer restorations are the examples of the anterior direct composite restorations. Esthetic and functional outcomes can be achieved with correct indication, pre-restorative procedures, efficient isolation, correct instruments, proper technique, and frequent recalls. Recently, the restorations with a safer and simpler layering technique which eliminate the possible color mismatch issues are widely preferred by the clinicians. These minimally invasive, single-visit and single-shade restorations are called the monochromatic restorations, and the regarding clinical application protocols will be discussed in this lecture through several clinical cases.