5Ws* Stela

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This self-cure composite is designed to deliver optimal physical properties, simplified placement, and chameleon effect esthetics.

5Ws* Stela | Image Credit: © SDI

Image Credit: © SDI

What:

Stela Self Cure Composite

Who:

SDI

800-228-5166

www.sdi.com.au

Where:

Class I, II, III, and V restorations. Especially useful for deep restorations and areas difficult to reach with a curing light.

When:

With no etching or curing necessary, Stela composite is placed in a single increment directly into the prep after the Stela primer is applied and air dried. Designed for strength, it can be used in many situations from core build-ups, to small and large restorations, to restoring buccal lesions, and repairs.

Why:

Stela offers an unlimited depth of cure, and because the primer initiates curing right where the material meets the tooth, the self-curing composite polymerizes with reduced shrinkage stress to create a gap-free interface mitigating the risk of postop sensitivity and micro-leakage. Once cured the material offers a high compressive strength to withstand the forces in the mouth and a high flexural strength to withstand stresses, and reduce the risk of restoration failure.

How:

Developed by SDI and researchers from University of New South Wales, the University of Sydney, and the University of Wollongong, Stela was created as a system designed for clinical efficiency and optimal restorative outcomes creating a true amalgam alternative. SDI’s proprietary formulation excludes the additive tertiary amine, which can contribute to restorations yellowing over time, Stela provides lasting, stable esthetics with a simplified, single-shade system.

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