Bora KORKUT

He was born in 1984, İzmir / TURKEY.He graduated from Marmara University Dentistry in 2008 and started the career as a dentist. He defended the doctorate thesis ‘The assessment of dimensional alterations of worn incisors in different time periods’ in Marmara University, Dentistry Faculty, Restorative Department in 2015 and got ‘PhD’ degree, also ‘Restorative Dentistry Specialist’ title.Worked as a ‘Research Asisstant’ in Marmara University, Dentistry Faculty, Department of Restorative Dentistry between 2009 – 2016.He has worked as an ‘Assistant Professor Doctor’ in Marmara University, Dentistry Faculty, Department of Restorative Dentistry since 2016. He has many international and national researches and publications about direct aesthetic restorations, tooth wear and early diagnosis of caries lesions. He has given many international and national lectures and courses about ‘Direct Aesthetic Resin Restorations’, ‘Dental Photography’ and ‘Tooth Bleaching’ since 2012.


Monochrome Anterior Composite Restorations: Opportunities and Limitations


Direct composite resin restorations are preferred in anterior teeth as well as posterior teeth with the developing materials and methods in adhesive dentistry concept. These restorations emulate the natural dental tissues very well as the dentists have many advantages such as single appointment treatment, usually no need of any preparations and macro and micro surface characteristics management. Crown fracture restorations, diastema closure restorations and full veneer restorations are the indications for direct composite resins. These restorations were criticized as having some disadvantages such as instability and discoloration compared to ceramic restorations formerly. However with correct indication, good isolation, proper technique, detailed polishing procedures and well-arranged recalls these disadvantages are no longer a problem. Recently, as the clinicians look for simpler and more practical methods, only one shade of some optically enhanced composite resins can be used for esthetic and functional restorations under suitable conditions.