The increasing knowledge of microhybrid composite materials has offered clinicians multiple restorative options. The use of products that guarantee a high adhesive capacity, isolation via rubber dam, and anatomic shaping with thin layering and adequate cyclic polymerization are the bases for a predictable result. Further, a finishing and polishing system that takes into account the superficial roughness and esthetic characteristics of the restorative material is the final element of a restoration that has been fabricated following correct treatment guidelines. This article aims to provide a protocol for the management of direct resin composite restorations and to discuss the correct operative sequence, particularly for the restoration of Class II cavity preparations.

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