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Concealed Margin Beveling Technique and Tetric Prime composite ensure optimum esthetics in Class III and Class IV anterior cases

Esthetically restoring anterior teeth compromised by Class III or Class IV caries often poses a challenge for the restoring dentist. This is especially true when the anterior margin of the restoration extends to the facial surface of the tooth. Traditional beveling techniques often result in a visible demarcation between the composite and the natural tooth structure or a demarcation that becomes visible over time. Placing a Class III or Class IV restoration in the esthetic zone that truly disappears relies on the restoring dentist creating a concealed margin and selecting a highly esthetic restorative composite material that not only masks the underlying tooth color but also mimics the light optical properties of the remaining natural tooth structure.


fig 1. Highlighting the Optradam
and the sunburst bevel


fig 2. Pre-op restoration

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fig 3. Large Class Iv prep, initial layering
and sunburst bevel.


fig 4. Final restoration

In this restorative tip video below, Dr. John Nosti, FAGD, FACE, FICOI, shows you how he consistently achieves long-lasting and highly esthetic natural-looking anterior restorations using his simple beveling technique and light-curing Tetric Prime composite material.


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nosti_2020John Nosti, D.M.D., F.A.G.D., F.A.C.E., F.I.C.O.I.

Dr. John Nosti graduated from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine and went on to pursue an extensive post graduate education in cosmetic dentistry, occlusion, temporomandibular joint dysfunction and full mouth rehabilitation. He practices with an emphasis on functional cosmetic dentistry in the southern state of New Jersey, where he has consistently been named a top dentist by his peers.

Dr. Nosti holds Fellowships in the Academy of General Dentistry, Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.  Outside of his private practices, he has been a regular contributor to both Dentaltown’s online learning platform and Dentaltown magazine. He has been published in the Journal of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Economics, Dentistry Today, Inside Dentistry and ADA state component journals.He has consistently been named a top educator by Dentistry Today and has been a featured speaker at many meetings including- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry annual session, AGD annual session, Yankee Meeting, Greater New York meeting, Townie meeting, Bioresearch Annual Conference, Florida Prosthodontic Society Annual Session, MidWestern Dental Association Annual Session, AZDA Annual Session, Buffalo Annual Dental Meeting, numerous Seattle Study Club meetings and private study clubs.

John shares a passion for nutrition and physical fitness with his wife Jen, and has numerous certifications in personal training and weight management through the American Council on Exercise (ACE). Along with his wife Jen, he is the proud father of his daughter, Isabella, and his son, Anthony (AJ).