Anterior work can be daunting. Whether its a single class 4 or an 6 composite veneers our work is on show. People see it, patients critique it and it will grow or shrink our books. When we first start out it's important to remember the basics and getting the small things right will make a huge difference to your aesthetic outcomes.

I've come a long way since my first anterior composites and there's still a long road ahead. What i found to be most important was to focus on the incisal corners and line angles. I do the majority of contouring for this with discs and the better i learnt to use them, the better the outcomes (I plan on writing a 'how to' for discs soon).

Tips for Contouring Anteriors

Check out the the Aesthetic Checklist which will help you in creating a natural outcome

Download the PDF here

David is a recent graduate dentist working in private practice in regional NSW, Australia. Read more at www.dentalheadstart.com/meet-david/

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