Do you struggle with trying to hold those little teeny-weeny-eeny inlays and onlays? I sure do. Coating them with porcelain etch and silane and bonding resin is a difficult proposition that usually results in equal amounts of material on and off the restoration The good news is there is product specifically designed for this purpose:
The Pic-n-Stic from Pulpdent has a waxy material on the end that can be pressed into the restoration to hold it. I have found them to be useful, but I’ve also wished they would “GRAB” more. At the last Posterior Partial Coverage Bonded Restorations course, one of our live patient treatment experiences, a participant with a very small inlay and onlay used a different technique. He bonded a mini-brush to the restoration using resin. It REALLY held on!
It can be easily popped off the porcelain once the restoration is seated and a Brownie Point removes resin without damaging the restoration.