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Final Finishing of Composites and Laminates Final Finishing of Composites and Laminates

Author(s):

Ronald Goldstein, DDS

Date Added:

12/5/2004


Summary:

The best restoration will result from developing an orderly sequence of treatment plus spending extra time on the contouring and finishing of both the composite and the ceramic restoration.

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