The editors of Dental Products Report® present a look at 10 of the most impactful restorative products launched in the past year.
[ Composite Substructure ]
Designed to work similar to rebar in a construction project, everX Flow is a composite substructure material that incorporates glass microfibers and full silane coverage technologies to reportedly strengthen both restorations and weakened tooth structure from within. Suited for use as a dentin replacement in bulk fill and core build-up procedures, it also can be applied to help prevent or repair cracked dentition in endodontic cases. The material’s thixotropic properties help it adapt to even the most challenging preparation while avoiding porosities.
[ UNIVERSAL BONDING SYSTEM ]
3M™ RelyX™ Universal Resin Cement and 3M™ Scotchbond™ Universal Plus Adhesive
When used alone, RelyX Universal Resin Cement works as a self-adhesive resin cement with optimal bond strength reliably solving routine cases with maximized efficiency. Scotchbond Universal Plus Adhesive is the first radiopaque, all-in-one universal adhesive. It serves as a universal primer for all materials including glass ceramics and further boosts the bond strength of RelyX Universal Resin Cement.
[ Flowable Composite ]
A single-shade, flowable composite, OMNICHROMA FLOW is designed to match any of the 16 VITA Classical shades with just 1 composite. Indicated for Class I through Class V restorations in both the anterior and posterior, it is designed to add efficiency to treatment.
[ SELF-ADHESIVE BASE/LINER ]
TheraBase is a dual-cured, calcium- and fluoride-releasing, self-adhesive base/liner. It contains MDP, chemically bonds to tooth structure, and utilizes THERA technology. It is radiopaque allowing for effective identification on radiographs. It also ensures the material will cure even in deep restorations.
[ Universal Composite ]
CLEARFIL MAJESTY™ ES-2 Universal
Designed to eliminate the need to match the shade for posterior restorations, CLEARFIL MAJESTY ES-2 Universal is a single-shade solution that can streamline restorative workflows. It exhibits ideal handling, strength, and polishes easily.
[ TEMPORARY CEMENT ]
Provicol QM Aesthetic
This zinc oxide-based transparent noneugenol temporary cement secures provisional crowns and bridges without affecting the color of the restoration. It promotes anti-bacterial properties and ideal adhesion and strength with a semi-elastic consistency that allows for easy clean up. This cement is highly radiopaque and contains calcium hydroxide.
[ UNIVERSAL COMPOSITE KIT ]
Venus Pearl ONE
Venus Pearl ONE Shade universal composite blends seamlessly into the surrounding dentition, independent of the tooth shade, enabling restorations to simply disappear. The universal composites for everyday restorations offer a new 1-shade solution within the Venus family for most cases.
[ Bioceramic Restorative ]
Ceramir® Restore QuickCap
This resin-free, self-curing bioceramic restorative material is part bioceramic, part glass ionomer, and utilizes both chemistries to create chemical integration and a permanent seal. It also induces apatite formation.
[ DESENSITIZER ]
Predicta® bioactive desensitizer gel is “bioactive” in that it treats dentin hypersensitivity the natural way by using the elements that are naturally found in the tooth (calcium and phosphate) and restoring them to the tooth in the form of hydroxyapatite plugs that quickly block the open tubules.
[ ETCHANT ]
Velvet Etch 40% Phosphoric Acid etch gel is formulated to offer precise placement and a perfectly smooth viscosity. This royal purple etchant is well suited for selective etching techniques of the enamel and dentin, and can be applied to vertical tooth surfaces and remain in place.