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Estelite Sigma Quick Herculite Ultra Tetric EvoCeram REALITY's Top Choices
Estelite Sigma Quick
REALITY's Top Choices
All tests performed in the Reality Research lab are performed by dentists-not students or researchers-in a way that simulates actual clinical procedures as closely as possible.
Ideal characteristics include:
Esthet-X HD, DENTSPLY Caulk
Better than the original version, this is a nice material for daily use with plenty of shades. It meets the ultimate goal of being easier to polish, but its still somewhat sticky, translucent enamel shades can cause a restoration to appear too gray and it should cure better in a proximal box.
Herculite Ultra, Kerr Corp
Simplified shade selection is to be applauded along with its handling. It is much better from a polishing perspective compared to its legacy namesake, but its chameleon effect suffers due to the enamel shades being overly opaque. Its limited shade offering could be an issue with older patients.
Venus Diamond, Heraeus Kulzer LLC
Better than the original version and gives you the opportunity to create really nice esthetic results, especially posteriorly where it packs and cures well, but its stiffness may not make it a favorite for everyday use.
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THE DENTAL ADVISOR’s Top Choices
Dental resin composites have continued to evolve since their introduction in the late 1960s. Over the past few years, enhancements have been made to reduce filler particle size. These changes improve esthetics, polymerization shrinkage, strength, wear resistance and handling.
Ideal features include:
Estelite Sigma Quick, Tokuyama America
A low-shrinkage, submicron-filled composite for use in both anterior and posterior restorations. This enhanced version of Estelite Sigma implements RAP technology (Radical-Amplified Photopolymerization initiator technology).
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Filtek Supreme Ultra, 3M ESPE
This advanced formulation of Filtek Supreme Plus offers fluorescence, additional body shades, improved handling of the translucent shades and is easier to polish.
Tetric EvoCeram, Ivoclar Vivadent Inc.
This universal, nanohybrid composite is indicated for Class I, II, III, IV, and V restorations; veneering anterior teeth; splinting of mobile teeth; and repair of ceramic and composite veneers. Nineteen radiopaque shades are available.