An innovative approach to Class II preparation and restoration

Signature. 1998 Spring;5(1):16-9.


When patients exhibit Class II defects requiring restoration, the treatment modality and respective preparation requirements may present challenges to the clinician. Aesthetics, chairside time, and expense become factors for the consideration of both dentist and patient. However, a new sonically driven system for the preparation and restoration of proximal defects was recently introduced (SONICSYS, Ivoclar Vivadent, Amherst, NY). This system, composed of diamond-coated tips and prefabricated ceramic inserts, promises to enable clinicians to efficiently, confidently, and expertly prepare and restore Class II defects in a timely, consistent, and cost-efficient manner. This article describes the components of the system and demonstrates its utilization in a case report.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Ceramics
  • Composite Resins
  • Dental Bonding
  • Dental Caries / therapy
  • Dental Cavity Lining / methods
  • Dental Cavity Preparation / instrumentation
  • Dental Cavity Preparation / methods*
  • Dental Polishing / methods
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Recurrence
  • Ultrasonic Therapy / instrumentation


  • Composite Resins
  • ceromer