3M develops new syringe for flowable restoratives


3M has developed a new ergonomic syringe tip for flowable restorations, the company announced earlier this week. 

Both of 3M’s current flowable composite materials, 3M Filtek Supreme Flowable Restorative and 3M Filtek Bulk Fill Flowable Restorative, will now feature the improved syringe design, which reportedly simplifies placement. The new tip is designed to reduce bubbles and waste by producing virtually no bubbles or material run-on during the dispensing process. It’s said to also allow for effortless access to the prep area with a cannula that is easily bent by hand without kinking.

This new syringe is reportedly more ergonomic and user-friendly, featuring a triangle finger plate and larger plunger, making it easy to hold and inject while providing the ability to quickly personalize the grip. 

“With the introduction of the new syringe design, our most popular flowable is now even easier to inject and more comfortable to use,” said Andrew Milder, global business team leader, Oral Care Direct Solutions, 3M. “3M understands the importance of providing dentists with the best of the best, which is why we are continuously improving our products to simplify their lives. 3MTM FiltekTM Flowable Restoratives are specifically designed to address the downsides associated with flowable materials while improving upon them to make great products even better.” 

For more information, visit 3M.com.

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