With the new 3M™ ESPE™ Elipar™ DeepCure-S LED curing lights, dental professionals reportedly can be more confident they have achieved a uniform and deep cure even when they can’t get the light in a perfect position.
Dental professionals want predictability and confidence with their products and procedures, but sometimes the curing step can feel like a leap of faith. In fact, research shows that 69 percent of bulk-fill users are not confident of polymerization deep in the cavity. If you can’t see under a restoration, how can you be sure it has cured properly and won’t break down prematurely?
Now, with the new 3M™ ESPE™ Elipar™ DeepCure-S LED curing lights, dental professionals reportedly can be more confident they have achieved a uniform and deep cure even when they can’t get the light in a perfect position.
The new curing light is said to deliver a beam that is more uniform, with rays that stay more parallel and spread minimally as they travel away from the source. This is said to create a more even distribution of energy throughout the restoration, resulting in a complete and uniform cure from center to rim and from top to bottom at clinically relevant distances. With the high-performing 1,470 mW/cm2 intensity, dental professionals reportedly can be sure of their cure.
The well-balanced design of the light is said to be comfortable for the operator, and performance is consistent regardless of the user. With improvements to the angle of the light guide, dentists now are said to have easy access to all tooth surfaces, even hard to reach ones, which enhances overall patient comfort.
The new lights are available in two models, both with reportedly identical technical performance. The Elipar DeepCure-S LED Curing Light is made with durable stainless steel and has a charging base with built-in light meter indicating the operating status and light intensity. The Paradigm DeepCure LED Curing Light reportedly gives dentists a light-weight, more economical model that is charged with a charging plug.
Both models are said to provide intuitive two-button, single-mode operation with no toggling between settings for optimal performance. The lights provide approximately 120 minutes of consecutive cordless curing time. That’s 720 10-second cures with constant light output regardless of battery charge. The V-shaped handpiece and the 360° rotating light guide reportedly provide a comfortable grip, and the 10 mm light guide provides a complete one-shot cure of MOD fillings.