"The material has an almost chameleon-like effect..."

March 21, 2012
Thais Carter

Issue 2

DENTSPLY Caulk TPH3 Using Micro Matrix Technology-which blends nanotechnology with proprietary synergistic fillers in a clinically proven resin matrix­-TPH3 restorative is said to offer optimal handling, durability and esthetics. Exhibiting exceptional surface luster, the material features creamy, non-sticky handling, strong and balanced physical properties, as well as reported lifelike light refraction and color absorption. Available in syringe and Compule Tips delivery system, the material is suited for use in all cavity classes making it ideal for anterior and posterior restorations.

DENTSPLY Caulk
TPH3
Using Micro Matrix Technology-which blends nanotechnology with proprietary synergistic fillers in a clinically proven resin matrix­-TPH3 restorative is said to offer optimal handling, durability and esthetics. Exhibiting exceptional surface luster, the material features creamy, non-sticky handling, strong and balanced physical properties, as well as reported lifelike light refraction and color absorption. Available in syringe and Compule Tips delivery system, the material is suited for use in all cavity classes making it ideal for anterior and posterior restorations.


800-532-2855 • www.tph3.com

Dr. Ron Perry
South Weymouth, Mass.
General Dentist, practicing since 1988

As someone who had been a fan of the traditional TPH product, I was excited to learn about the ways TPH3 was formulated to improve on the original. Having this new version improve on some of the basic qualities of the material made for an easy transition and a confident choice to continue with DENTSPLY Caulk and the TPH brand as my composite of choice.

What qualities make this a go-to product?
When it comes to composites, I have always preferred a creamy consistency for esthetics, and the TPH3 product was able to provide that in conjunction with good handling that made it easier to work with. The material has an almost chameleon-like effect that helps it to blend easily into the anterior and use effortlessly in the posterior.
I’ve also been impressed by the consistent shading the product provides -I don’t even have to use a shade guide. I know how it’s going to look, what I can expect, and how it’s going to blend with adjacent teeth as well as the tooth itself.

Is this something you would recommend to your peers?
When it come to materials, there are so many good options that it can often come down to personal preference-we may all love ice cream, but not everybody likes chocolate or vanilla. For me, handling is a huge consideration. If you like a creamy consistency that is not sticky in nature-TPH3 is what I would use and what I would recommend. If you like a stiffer material, this isn’t for you.

Other than that, I would say this is a material that places easily, has a good color match, and is consistent-which is key. It wears well and is easy to polish. In a nutshell, this is a material worth your consideration.