REVIEW: Heraeus’ Venus® Pearl

January 17, 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. CPS produced the following comments and reviews following its evaluation of Heraeus’ Venus Pearl:

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 Heraeus’ Venus Pearl:

Dentist comments

  • “I would probably consider it a very strong alternative to 3M’s Filtek and with more familiarity could consider a switch”

  • “Nice polishability”

  • “Did not stick to my placement instruments”

  • “Hard to keep the anatomy when building up my posterior restorations”

 

Assistant comments

  • “Loved the various shade selections”

  • “As an EFDA Assistant the shades were easy to use and not too confusing”

  • “Felt that I would like the material to be a little firmer”

  • “Felt some of the shades were more opaque”

Description

Venus Pearl is a universal nano-hybrid composite based on the urethane monomer chemistry of Venus Diamond.

Venus Pearl offers the same combination of low shrinkage stress and high durability in a creamy consistency. Formulated for easy handling, Venus Pearl delivers high esthetic results through excellent color adaptation, sculptability, and polishability-making it well suited for anterior restorations.

Packaging

Each evaluator received a PLT Basic Kit that contained each of the shades A1, A2, A3, A3.5, A4, HKA2.5; 1X2ML Bottle of iBOND Total Etch; Venus Pearl Layering Guide; Pictorial Card

Venus Pearl


Light-cured, radiopaque Venus® Pearl nano-hybrid composite is indicated for adhesively bonded, tooth-colored anterior and posterior restorations. Its soft consistency is said to deliver exceptional handling while still providing minimal shrinkage stress and high flexural strength. It is available in pre-dosed capsules or syringe in five different package options.

Clinical indication

Direct and indirect restorations, core- build-ups and porcelain repairs.

Shades available for purchase

  • Universal Shades A1, A2, A3, A3.5, A4, B1, B2, B3, C1, C2, C3, D3, HKA 2.5, HKA5

  • Bleach Shades BL, BXL

  • Incisial Shades CL (Clear), AM (Amber), CO (Clear Opal), YO (Yellow Opal)

  • Special Shades Core, Gum

  • Opaque Dentin Shades (OB, OLC, OMC, ODC)

Finishing and polishing

Every evaluation team member said polishing the Venus Pearl restorations was easy. When asked what they used to polish the restorations, the team answered: Axis polishers, Enhance by DENTSPLY Caulk, Jiffy system by Ultradent, and Softflex discs.

Evaluation team feedback

The CPS evaluation team that consisted of 19 offices and placed more than 176 restorations gave Venus Pearl a score of 4.5 diamonds. All felt Venus Pearl was a true comparison to 3M’s Filtek Supreme Plus. When asked about shade matching, blending of the composite, ease of placement, quality of the polish, and the overall final esthetics, all ratings were between above average and excellent. When asked what the evaluation team liked least, several said Venus Pearl had a softer consistency than their other composites. (Editor’s note: Venus Pearl is designed to have a softer consistency.) Two dentists said some of the shades were slightly opaque. When asked what changes they would recommend, several clinicians said the provided shade guide was confusing and it was easier to stick with the conventional Vita guide. All but two offices said they would switch to the Venus Pearl for their composite of choice.   

CPS would like to thank Dr. Dory Stutman for the images and the fine dentistry with this case.

 

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Dental Products Report review of Heraeus’ Venus® Pearl.

Contemporary Product Solutions presents its review on this light-cured nano-hybrid restorative. Venus Pearl is a universal nano-hybrid composite based on the urethane monomer chemistry of Venus Diamond.Written by: Dental Products ReportHeraeus’ Venus® Pearl.Date published: 01/17/20134.5 / 5 stars