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    3M introduces bulk fill restorative with improved esthetics

    Engineered to enable one-step placement for fast and easy esthetic results.

    According to practice management experts, one of the leading reasons why patients will leave a dental practice is because they are rarely seen on time. Patient variables and other complications in a tightly packed schedule can quickly have a practice playing catch-up. 3M recognizes the uncontrollable variables in a dentist’s schedule, which is why 3M technologies focus on those areas that can be controlled—like using new 3M™ Filtek™ One Bulk Fill Restorative.

    When applied to posterior restorations, these technologies are said to enable fast and easy one-step placement with improved esthetics, delivering efficient clinical outcomes that help dentists stay on schedule.

    “Bulk fill composites have become popular in recent years because of their simplicity and speed; however, the ‘faster, easier’ has often come at the expense of esthetics,” said Nikki McKeon, marketing manager for 3M Oral Care’s direct restorative business. “With the introduction of Filtek One Bulk Fill Restorative, 3M is giving dental professionals that simple one-step placement without compromising esthetics.”

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    Designed for the posterior, the unique optical properties and improved opacity of Filtek One Bulk Fill Restorative reportedly enable the simplicity of one-step bulk placement—up to 5mm—with improved esthetics. These improvements are said to be the result of further development of 3M’s nanotechnology, which allows for the management of opacity and depth of cure in a smarter way. With 3M’s unique Smart Contrast Ratio Management technology, Filtek One Bulk Fill Restorative is designed to feature increased opacity without reducing depth of cure.

    In its cured state, Filtek One Bulk Fill Restorative reportedly has a higher opacity than other bulk fill offerings, even matching some universal composites. Available in five shades, there is no need for layering or expensive dispensing devices.

    Along with Filtek One Bulk Fill Restorative, 3M also offers adhesive, curing light, finishing and polishing, and prevention products.  These solutions are designed to work together to help dental professionals practice more efficiently and put time back in their days.

    For more information about the new 3M Filtek One Bulk Fill Restorative, visit www.3M.com/FiltekOne.

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