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Tips For Best Clinical Success – BisCover™ LV

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Figure 1: This is an example of too much material

Adriana Manso, D.D.S., M.S

1. LESS IS MORE: The best results are achieved when you start with the right amount of material on the brush. Avoid using excess material as shown in Figure 1. It is easier and more effective to apply an extra layer if necessary than to remove excess. In addition, by applying the correct amount, the yellow color of the material will disappear during the curing process.

 

2. Apply a very thin layer of BisCover LV for all clinical applications. This will result in the desired polish and gloss on the composite, acrylic or tooth surface. This will also enable the solvent to evaporate effectively in a short period of time.

 


Figure 2: Too much BisCover LV as shown here
can trap solvent resulting in white spots

 



Figure 3: LEFT: Composite prior to application of
BisCover LV. MIDDLE: Pooling of BisCover LV in
deep areas. RIGHT: After pooled material was
removed with a microbrush.
 



Figure 4: BisCover LV enhances the gloss after
mechanically polishing, avoid oily lubricants.
Provisional Restoration Courtesy of: Jurim Dental
Studio, Great Neck, New York



Figure 5: Right light intensity, light probe must
be clean and undamaged

3. If you notice pooling in deeper areas such as pit and fissures on occlusal surfaces, it is important to remove the excess. A good method is to carefully blot with an absorbent tip of a microbrush. Do not agitate or disturb the surrounding surface where BisCover LV has already been applied. (Figure 3)

4. BisCover LV can be used to enhance gloss following mechanical polishing. Do not use oily lubricants during mechanical polishing prior to applying BisCover LV on direct composite and indirect restorations. (Figure 4)

5. Certify that your curing light unit is operating with adequate power density (light intensity) and that the probe is clean and undamaged. Low energy light output can compromise the final quality of BisCover LV. (Figure 5)

BisDent Globe Volume XII, Issue II, March 2008

 

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