Dental Product Watch: Silmet's ProFil Universal Composite

March 28, 2012
Stan Goff

Issue 3

It is always a good idea to deal with a dental supply company whose staff takes enough time to share new dental products with you, ones that will help bring more patient comfort, care and value to your practice.

It is always a good idea to deal with a dental supply company whose staff takes enough time to share new dental products with you, ones that will help bring more patient comfort, care and value to your practice. My distributor introduced me to Silmet ProFil micro nano composite resin material. It’s a restoration that fulfills my dental patient needs-comfort and high result-and at the same time can compete with other micro nano composites in the market with equal high-quality results but with less cost.

What sets this material apart?
Because I already was using Silmet ProFil flowable composite and had no issues with the product performance and result, I decided to order one 4 gram of Silmet ProFil micro nano composite to try in 2009. The results were so great that I’ve kept ordering it and have placed numerous restorations with Silmet ProFil composite in both posterior as well as anterior areas of the dentition. It has been great in terms of eliminating post-op discomfort and sensitivity related to posterior restorations. The product’s low polymerization shrinkage, high resistance to wear and high strength makes it a very good choice for deep, wide Class II restorative resin in posterior teeth.

How does it handle in your hands?
For me as a dentist one big challenge with composite resin material is its stickiness to operative instruments, which leads to pull back of the resin before light curing. I have seldom experienced this problem with Silmet ProFil micro nano resin. This allows me to place the filling in less time, with easier sculpting, and to get exceptional results.

Another great feature of this product is its texture, which allows it to be polished very easily with any type of composite finishing/polishing burs/disk/paste in such a short amount of time. Additionally, polishing powder residue does not stick to the surface of filling or natural surface of tooth enamel and is easily lifted by water rinse, which leads to a cleaner, smoother polished surface.

Why should clinicians try this?
Throughout the years that I have followed my patients’ composite restorations during routine biannual oral exams, the Silmet ProFil resin restorations have kept their integrity, strength, shade, sealed margins, had no staining and above all, have led to patient satisfaction and comfort.

When you invest in products that deliver what they offer and promise, it creates trust, reliability, and comfort for both patients and dentists. Based on my years of personal experience, I can strongly recommend this product because it delivers.