The stamp technique for direct Class II composite restoratio
“Stamp” technique is a new method for placing large composite restorations with accurate occlusal topography. It was introduced mainly to restore Class I cavities and erosively damaged teeth.

This technique is indicated when the preoperative anatomy of the tooth is intact and not lost due to the carious lesion. A precise tooth-like filling an accurate functional occlusion is obtained when the stamp technique is applied. However, using this technique to restore Class II cavities is not established yet.

The aim of the present case series, published in the Journal of Conservative Dentistry was to introduce modifications of the stamp technique that make it applicable to restore Class II composite restorations. The traditional materials and tools used for direct composite restorations are needed with no additional instruments. Clinical illustrations and step-by-step description are provided in this paper.

The authors conclude that using the stamp technique to restore Class II cavities is achievable, simple and practical, and result in a very accurate anatomical restoration.

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