Product Review: Tokuyama Dental America’s Sofreliner Tough

July 31, 2013

The CPS Evaluation Team combined product reviews for the entire team consisting of dentists, assistants, hygienists, patient coordinators and the dental laboratory to review this product. 

The CPS Evaluation Team combined product reviews for the entire team consisting of dentists, assistants, hygienists, patient coordinators and the dental laboratory to review this product. 

CPS produced the following comments and reviews following its evaluation of  Sofreliner Tough® by Tokuyama Dental America:

Dentist comments

  • “Easy to use and comfortable for the patient.”

  • “Didn’t smell like most reline materials.”

Assistant comments

  • “Our patient was so amazed at how much better the denture fit after this reline.”

  • “Didn’t see the pull away like we do with other reline materials.”

Description 

Sofreliner Tough® is an addition-cured silicone material for relining dentures on patients that require relief on upper or lower, partial or full dentures. With optimal stain resistance, excellent adhesion to the denture, and superior tear resistance, it ensures patient satisfaction for up to 24 months. The product features auto dispensing/no hand mixing, and is easy and quick to use. 

Each evaluator received the Sofreliner Tough Kit with a cartridge, primer bottle and accessories that included mixing tips, burs, spatula, drip cap for primer, plastic cup and brush. 

Clinical indication

Sofreliner Tough is indicated for use with first time dentures, after surgery, teeth extraction, or implant procedures. Designed for patients experiencing pressure point problems, mucous atrophy, major undercuts, or improved suction, it is also well suited  for applications that require the optimal balance of longevity and comfort.

 

Evaluation team feedback

The CPS evaluation team consisting of 20 offices, placed more than  47 relines with the Sofreliner Tough material and this product received a score of 5 diamonds out of 5. 

All the evaluation teams said the Sofreliner Tough was better than the current material they use and that they would switch to this brand. Several reviewers said it was easy to extrude the material and they felt they had an even mix of the reline material. 

Three evaluators commented on how great  it was to not have to mix the material in a dappen dish and create a mess. Comments were made on the guide and YouTube video to help with application. When asked what the patient response was to the reline, their quotes included:  “Felt like a new set of dentures,” “I was worried after my extractions that my denture would be rough and feel loose,” and “I love this material and please put it in my chart for future use.”

One dentist said Sofreliner Tough was “hard to distinguish  from the denture it was such a wonderful blend.” 

 

Product Review: Tokuyama Dental America’s Sofreliner Tough

Contemporary Product Solutions presents its review on this silicone material for relining dentures. Written by: CONTEMPORARY PRODUCT SOLUTIONS Sofreliner Tough Date published: 07/15/2013 5 / 5 stars