Jacobs Journal of Dentistry and Research

Indirect Resin Composite Restorations- A Narrative Review

Published on: 2019-04-11


Esthetic dentistry is a global phenomenon that continues to grow and expand over the past 30 years many have called it a revolution, but this denotes sudden monumental change. In today’s world looking good is a prime concern. Appearance is closely linked to social acceptance and professional success. Newer technologies are being harnessed for this purpose and advanced research is being undertaken. The focus of dentistry in the present times is not only on prevention and treatment of disease but on meeting the demands for better esthetics. Thus, dentistry has evolved from a curative to a creative science in a very short span. Esthetic dentistry is emerging as one of the most progressive and challenging branches of this field. A deeper understanding of this subject is required to bring out its complete clinical potential. The practice of esthetic dentistry must be based on ethical principles with a holistic approach towards total dental health rather than mere cosmetic considerations. Due to polymerization stresses, the use of direct composite restoration in posterior teeth is limited to relatively small cavities. Indirect resin composites offer an esthetic alternative to ceramics restoration.


Composites; IRC; Polymerization shrinkage