Opallis onlay by using universal adhesive – A simple alternative for rehabilitation of posterior teeth

Carlos Francci e Guilherme Garone
Carlos Francci- Graduado em Odontologia (FOUSP-SP);- Mestre, Doutor e Livre Docente em Materiais Dentários (FOUSP-SP);- Professor Assistente do Departamento de Materiais Dentários (FOUSP-SP);- Coordenador de Cursos de Especialização e Atualização em Dentística (EAP APCD Central e EAP ABO Pouso Alegre-MG);- Coordenador do Curso de Atualização de Dentística (FUNDECTO-USP);- Coordenador do GFree (Grupo Francci de Estudos em Estética).Guilherme M. Garone- Mestre em Dentística (FOUSP-SP);- Especialista em Ortodontia e Ortopedia Facial (FUNDECTO/USP-SP);- Professor das disciplinas de Biomateriais Odontológicos, Dentística Operatória e Dentística Restauradora (Unicid-SP);- Professor Coordenador do Curso Soluções Estéticas em dentes anteriores e posteriores (CETAO-SP);- Professor Coordenador do Curso de Especialização em Dentística Estética (Unicid-SP);- Professor do Curso de Dentística Estética (IDENT/Maceió-AL).

Female patient, 52.


Fractured tooth.


Extensive crown destruction of tooth 45 involving the vestibular peak, reaching the pulpar chamber.



Cured composite resins in ideal conditions can be used in the office as an alternative for the ceramic onlays and the laboratory composite resin restorations. They present a number of advantages, such as less time needed and the lower cost of preparation  since they can be made in the office not requiring special equipment. They are easy and quick to make. On top of that, they have technical advantages such as better polishing, better curing degree, better shade stability and a good marginal sealing.  This technique associated with the use of a universal adhesive provides greater convenience and versatility to the professional.



Good general oral heath, presenting fracture on teeth 45 compromising the pulp and no periapical lesion.



After the removal of the cavity lesion, access and endodontic treatment, reconstruction with the use of fiberglass post (Whitepost) and the cementation of an indirect restoration made with composite resin (Opallis) was planned. The goal was to preserve as much as possible the healthy dental tissue, using, this way, a minimally invasive and low cost technique.