Figure 9. Class I Composite.
- No discernible explorer stick but Diagnodent indicated caries in distal fissure, mesiolingual cusp, and some early decay under the sealant in the mesial pit.
- Some remaining decay revealed by caries indicator in distal fissure after initial Er:YAG laser preparation.
- Final preparation; no anesthesia was used.
- Final restoration, the mesial sealant was removed with the laser and resealed.
Figure 10. Class III Composite.
Diagnodent and transillumination reveal interproximal caries in teeth 9 and 10. No radiographs are needed.
Figure 11. Class III Composite.
Teeth prepared without anesthesia by Er,Cr:YSGG laser.
Figure 12. Class III Composite.
Figure 13. Class II Composite - Minimally invasive prep.
Class II preparation with non-traditional outline. Lasers allow for minimally invasive approach to all classes of restorations. Er:YAG laser with local anesthesia used in this case.
Figure 14. Class II Composite - Tunnel prep.
Tunnel preparation with Er:YAG laser without local anesthesia. This tooth was restored with a sandwich technique with a glass ionomer base and composite occlusally.
Figure 15. Incisal Composites.
Diagnodent indicate incisal dentin caries in medication induced xerostomic patient. Incisal dentin caries is a common problem in medicated patients with anterior attrition or parafunctional wear.
Figure 16. Incisal Composites.
Final preparations done anesthesia free with Er:YAG laser.
Figure 17. Incisal Composites.