I have noticed lately especially on molars I am getting white dings in the tooth surface next to my prep due my movement or the patient’s Some of these are visible after I restore the tooth. Will they disapear after hydration? What can I do to improve this appearance when I score the tooth surface?
I’ve noticed these also. I kind of like them on the border of the prep-an etched mini bevel perhaps. These disappear after application of etch and BA. In my experience the remaining ones that don’t disappear immediately upon contact with moisture have been gone a couple days later when the patient has returned for other work. Sure am less worried about these than the microfractures a bur causes. Anybody else find this to be true?
How about a little dab of topical fluoride gel on the etched ding?
Thanks, I have been trying to profect a bevel to blur the margin and find this is working well in many cases especially the anterior where careful control is more easily achieved. When I see the prep which looks a little like the moon surface l have great confidence in the bonding process. that extra 50% retention is great.