Materials and techniques for achieving clinical excellence with indirect composite restorations.Dent Clin North Am. 2001 Jan; 45(1):71-81.DC
Indirect resin restoration technology continues to grow at an unbelievable rate. This article has outlined some of the materials available within this category. There are others that the author has not had the opportunity to work with. At this time, the author believes the primary indication for the use of this class of material is esthetic inlays and onlays as well as a well-planned conservative [figure: see text] fixed partial denture in a low stress area. If unclear about the best material to use in a given situation, the dentist should consult the laboratory technician to discuss the technician's experience and confidence with the different systems. Many times the physical properties of the material are not as important as the ability of the technician and his or her experience with the different handling properties of the available systems when examining the short-term and long-term success of the restoration.