How to prepare subgingival cavities before placing the One Visit Crown
This article will be broken down into two sections. Section 1 – Subgingival margins with the OVC Wedges Section 2 – Subgingival margins with the McDonald Matrix Band.
Section 1 – Subgingival margins with the OVC Wedges
The OVC Wedges are anatomically shaped to follow the natural curve of the tooth. They come in both a left and right version for mesial or distal placement, and are an ideal tool for deep margin elevation (DME).
How to use the OVC Wedge and Garrison ring to build up subgingival cavity
|A. Prep tooth.||B. Insert OVC Wedges.||C. Etch and bond.|
|D. Complete the deep margin elevation using composite.||E. Remove OVC Wedges.||F. Place McDonald Matrix Band and complete OVC procedure as normal.|
|A. Radiograph prior to treatment.||B. Tooth prepped and large OVC Wedge inserted.||C. Deep box elevated with composite.|
|D. Ready for McDonald Matrix Band placement.||E. OVC after finishing, polishing and staining.||F. Final radiograph.|
Section 2 – Subgingival margins with the McDonald Matrix Band.
The below video by Dr Adam Doudney talks you through the process of deep margin elevation using OVC Wedges on a typodont tooth model – then placement of the McDonald Matrix Band.
The key deciding factor is “can you get the McDonald Matrix Band on and retained in a stable position?”.
Once the band is on and stable, you can move onto the next steps of the OVC proceudre.
These types of cases should only be attempted after you have become proficient with the procedure.
VIDEO – Dr Terry Wong discusses deep margin elevation @ 1:43