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The Class II Solution

is the only comprehensive Class II approach for more efficient clinical outcomes and bottom-line results.

When the Class II procedure accounts for almost half of direct restorations1, it’s time to rethink what it means to your practice. 

1American Dental Association Procedure Recap Report, 2006

Class II Restorations

are more important to your practice than you might think. In fact, they account for almost half of all direct restorations.

The number one reason for composite failures is recurrent caries and the floor  of the proximal box is the most vulnerable area.2

That's why Dentsply Sirona Restorative has developed the first and only Complete Solution for the Class II procedure. From our industry-leading products to continuing education opportunities and expert clinical and product support, it's a holistic solution for optimizing every touch point in a Class II restoration.

2Durable Bonds at the Adhesive/Dentin Interface. Braz Dent Sci. 2012 ; 15(1): 4–18

Class II Insights

Dentists face a variety of challenges in every step of a Class II restoration procedure. The longevity of each case depends on taking control of as many variables as possible. Here are a few insights on approaching key areas of a Class II.

97% of clinicians say that achieving proper isolation of a Class II cavity is difficult in at least 1 out of 10 cases.³

³ Dental Learning Systems, Direct Restoratives Survey, May 2016. N=143. 

Many curing lights deliver less than 35% of their stated output to the floor of a Class II proximal box.⁵

⁵ Irradiance Value Comparison among commercially available curing lights. BlueLight Analytics. (2012).

The human eye is only accurate 27% of the time in composite shade selection.⁷

⁷ Visual and Spectrophotometric Shade Analysis of Human Teeth J DENT RES August 2002 81: 578-582

97% of clinicians state that too dry or too wet dentin sometimes affects the adhesive bond of their composite restorations.⁴

⁴ Exevia Dental Shuttle Q1/2015, n=702 GDPs from Italy, France and Germany.

82% of dentists report using a flowable as a liner in Class II restorations to increase marginal adaption.⁶

⁶ Council on Scientifi c Affairs of the American Dental Association. Spring 2009;4(2).

More than 70% of dentists say that simplicity is one of the most important factors for a finishing and polishing system.⁸

⁸ Exevia: Dental Shuttle Q4, 2016, Germany.

97% of clinicians say that achieving proper isolation of a Class II cavity is difficult in at least 1 out of 10 cases.³

Palodent V3 - Sectional Matrix System

Isolate the restorative field.

Clinical success starts with a solid foundation.

When using resin-based restoratives, both isolation and accurate contact creation are essential for success. Choose a matrix system that not only provides anatomically accurate contacts, but also helps create a tight seal around the restorative field.

The Palodent V3 system is designed to create predictable, accurate contacts, a tight gingival seal, and can be configured for multiple restorations at once.

³ Dental Learning Systems, Direct Restoratives Survey, May 2016. N=143.