Enhancing restorative dentistry with advanced materials

April 25, 2019

Rounding up the top restorative materials on the market.

Restorative materials have come a long way since the 1800s, when amalgam was the dental material of choice. Today’s materials can be used for a wide variety of indications to produce high-strength, esthetic results.

From universal composite and bulk fills to glass ionomers and adhesives, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by all the options. Over the next several pages, we’ve compiled some of the top options on the market.

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Whether you’re looking to increase the longevity of your restorations or you want to start working with bioactive materials, you’re sure to discover one or two products to incorporate into your armamentarium.

Click through the slides to see the products.

 

3M™ Filtek™ Universal Restorative

• 3M™ Filtek™ Universal Restorative is a new universal composite that’s said to offer a modernized approach to anterior and posterior restorations
• It has a simplified shading process and advanced composite technology to reportedly provide strong and esthetic results
• The use of nanofillers is engineered to create a true nanocomposite that provides high strength and excellent wear resistance

3M
800-634-2249  |  3M.com

TheraCem®

• TheraCem® is a dual-cured, calcium- and fluoride-releasing, self-adhesive resin cement indicated for luting crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays and all types of posts
• The material is designed to deliver a strong bond to zirconia and most substrates and features easy clean up and high radiopacity
• Due to its innovative chemistry, TheraCem is engineered to achieve a high degree of chemical conversion, which ensures high physical strength

BISCO
800-247-3368  |  bisco.com

 

EVANESCE™

• EVANESCE™ nano-enhanced universal restorative is designed to seamlessly blend into the tooth-reportedly resulting in margins that simply disappear
• Its simple technique is said to often require only a single shade, or in more complex cases, fewer layers of composite
• With putty-like handling, EVANESCE is engineered to easily adapt during placement and manipulation yet is absolutely slump-free

Clinician’s Choice Dental Products
800-372-4346  |  clinicianschoice.com

BRILLIANT EverGlow®

• BRILLIANT EverGlow® is a universal submicron hybrid composite distinguished by easy polishability, gloss retention, ideal handling and exceptional blending properties
• Highly esthetic outcomes reportedly can be achieved using seven universal shades in COLTENE’s Duo Shade system
• For “brilliant” anterior and posterior restorations, it’s said to be the ideal modern filling material

COLTENE
330-916-8800  |  coltene.com

 

TPH Spectra® ST flow

• The innovative SphereTEC filler technology is now available in a flowable version
• Clinicians are said to profit particularly from the flow-on-demand effect, which reportedly ensures the composite reliably adapts to the cavity walls and the flow behavior can be precisely controlled
• Beside the five universal shades of the TPH Spectra® ST line, two dentin shades, one enamel shade and a bleach white shade are available

Dentsply Sirona
844-848-0137  |  dentsplysirona.com

Ecosite Bulk Fill

• Ecosite Bulk Fill is a posterior restorative composite that’s said to deliver superior esthetics with a single, quick 20-second light cure
• Its ability to flow smoothly under pressure reportedly ensures high packability without sticking to instruments
• The material is engineered to reliably cure in a single-layer application to the depth of 5 mm while providing unmatched handling, polishability and superb adaptation

DMG America
800-662-6383  |  dmg-america.com

 

EZ-Fit Translucent

• Unlike other “dowl” fiber posts, EZ-Fit has a second tier that reportedly prevents “bottom cutting,” which will eliminate the high apical stresses under function common to other passive posts
• The translucent aspect of EZ-Fit is said to allow the post to be seen extremely clear on a radiograph, allowing the dentist to see his or her work clearly
• The strength, retention and stability of the EZ-Fit Translucent post is reportedly unlike any other passive fiber post on the market

Essential Dental Systems
201-487-9090  |  edsdental.com/ez-fit_translucent

Efficient Esthetics Product Portfolio

• Designed to help dentists achieve high-quality esthetic restorations, this product combination reportedly reduces working steps by up to 58 percent without compromising restoration durability
• Products include the Tetric® Evo-Line family of composites, Adhese® Universal, Bluephase® Style LED curing light, and OptraGate® lip and cheek retractor
• When used in combination, simplicity meets esthetics for isolating, bonding, restoring and curing direct restorative procedures

Ivoclar Vivadent
800-533-6825  |  ivoclarvivadent.com

 

CLEARFIL MAJESTY™ ES Flow

• This new, light-cure, universal flowable composite is designed to be used for all direct restorations for all cavity classes; as a cavity base/liner; for repair of tooth erosion and wear; and for intraoral repair of fractured restorations
• It’s said to be exceptionally easy to polish by wiping the cured resin with an ethanol-soaked gauze or cotton roll
• The material contains special submicron fillers that are treated with a proprietary silane coupling agent, reportedly giving the product superior mechanical properties

Kuraray Noritake Dental
800-879-1676  |  kuraraydental.com

Predicta™ Bioactive Bulk

• Predicta™ Bioactive Bulk is a dual-cure, bulk fill resin composite that’s said to be easy to place and combines excellent strength, exceptional durability and optimal characteristics close to those of natural teeth
• The material is bioactive and releases fluoride, calcium and phosphate ions to stimulate mineral apatite formation and remineralization at the material-tooth interface
• It’s suitable for direct or indirect restorations

Parkell
800-243-7446  |  parkell.com

 

CompCore™ AF

• CompCore™ AF is a dual-cure composite core buildup material with fluoride release, high radiopacity and Hyperbranched Technology™ for increased strength
• When CompCore AF is fully cured, the material is said to exhibit superior compressive strength, but it also can be cut smoothly and precisely with high-speed rotary burs
• It’s designed for easy handling, exceptional performance and superior durability

Premier Dental Products Company
888-773-6872  |  premierdentalco.com

ACTIVA™ BioACTIVE-RESTORATIVE

• ACTIVA™ BioACTIVE-RESTORATIVE is a highly esthetic, bioactive composite that’s said to deliver all the advantages of glass ionomers in a strong, resilient resin matrix that will not chip or crumble
• It’s engineered to chemically bond to teeth, seal against microleakage, and release more calcium, phosphate and fluoride
• The material is reportedly more bioactive than glass ionomers, while being more durable and fracture-resistant than composites

Pulpdent
800-343-4342  |  pulpdent.com

 

LUNA

• LUNA is said to be the ideal universal composite for daily anterior and posterior restoration challenges
• It’s a simple esthetic composite system that’s designed to have high polishability, strength and wear resistance
• The high compressive strength of LUNA is engineered to enhance the longevity of composites by withstanding oral grinding forces

SDI
800-228-5166  |  sdi.com.au

Biodentine®

• Biodentine® is a fully biocompatible resin-free material that’s said to highly reduce any risk of tissue response
• It’s also a bioactive material promoting reactionary dentine genesis for pulp vitality preservation
• The material reportedly needs no surface conditioning and no bonding, and it exhibits excellent sealing properties to reduce the risk of clinical failures through bacteria percolation, thus ensuring the absence of postoperative sensitivity

Septodont
717-286-0100  |  septodontusa.com

 

Beautifil Flow Plus X

• Shofu’s latest bioactive nano-hybrid flowable composite, Beautifil Flow Plus X, is said to demonstrate excellent flexural and compressive strength and maintain exceptional color stability before and after curing
• The material contains Giomer technology-the release and recharge of six beneficial ions. These bioactive ions reportedly inhibit plaque formation, minimize hypersensitivity, neutralize acid, and release and recharge fluoride

Shofu Dental Corporation
800-827-4638  |  shofu.com

Ca-Lok™ Cavity Liner and Base

• Ca-Lok™ Cavity Liner and Base is a light-cure, flowable adhesive, UDMA resin for close to pulp and indirect restorations
• Releasing calcium, phosphates and fluoride, it’s designed to be a true bioactive resin
• With its flowable viscosity and unique handling characteristics, precise placement and control is reportedly achieved

TAUB Products
800-828-2634  |  taubdental.com

 

Estelite Universal Flow

• Estelite Universal Flow is a new, supra-nano filled flowable composite available in three viscosities (high, medium and super low)
• It’s engineered to have a higher filler content than traditional flowables and offer great cavity adaptation and easy handling without compromising strength
• One shade of Estelite Universal Flow reportedly can blend beautifully with several tooth shades, so clinicians can reduce inventory and save costs

Tokuyama Dental America
877-378-3548  |  tokuyama-us.com

Phasor™ and Exquisite Restoration™

• Exquisite Restoration™ composite reportedly has exceptional handling and provides excellent mechanical properties
• With its low shrinkage and low abrasion, it’s said to be the perfect composite for any anterior or posterior restoration
• Using near-infrared heating technology, Phasor™ heats composite to 150 degrees in 45 seconds, and it’s designed to work perfectly with Exquisite

Vista Dental Products
877-418-4782  |  vista-dental.com

GrandioSO Heavy Flow

• GrandioSO Heavy Flow is an 83 percent filled high viscosity, nano-hybrid, universal flowable composite
• The material is said to possess the necessary physical properties to provide new solutions to age-old challenges
• This flowable is engineered to offer initial shrinkage less than 3 percent, said to be among the lowest in the flowable composite category, a high fill rate and flexural strength of 400+ MPa

VOCO America
888-658-2584  |  vocoamerica.com

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