Incremental techniques in direct composite restoration

J Conserv Dent. 2017 Nov-Dec;20(6):386-391. doi: 10.4103/JCD.JCD_157_16.


Polymerization shrinkage is one of the dental clinician's main entanglements when placing resin-based composite restorations. None of the method can assure a perfectly sealed restoration for adhesive restorative materials; clinicians must abode problems of polymerization shrinkage and its possible ill effects. The objective of this article is to review different incremental techniques that can ruin the polymerization shrinkage stress of direct composite restoration.

Keywords: Composites; incremental techniques; layering techniques; polymerization shrinkage.

Publication types

  • Review