Kerr’s new HarmonizeTM is described as a next generation composite infused with Adaptive Response Technology (ART). Adaptive Response Technology, a nanoparticle filler network formulated to help you achieve lifelike restorations with more ease and simplicity than ever. With better blending capabilities and enhanced structural integrity, the ART of Harmonize is said to provide your restorations with exceptional strength and unmatched esthetics
This patient case illustrates how a general dentist is required to have an excellent understanding of dental materials because there are many different indications for adhesive dentistry. In the past, it was necessary to carry multiple bonding agents to account for not only the different surfaces being bonded, but the different materials being used. Universal bonding agents, such as VOCO's Futurabond U, can be used in a great many different circumstances. But not all can satisfy each of the clinical indications described above, and the patient in this case is like many other patients we see on a daily basis.
While dental amalgam has been the most popular dental filling material for a century and a half, new research is introducing an exciting alternative that could actually help repair teeth damaged by caries.