The editors of Dental Products Report present a look at 10 of the most impactful restorative products launched in the past year.
Here are the top 10 restorative products released in the past year.
Like every year, 2020 saw the dental industry launch a number of new dental materials designed to make clinicians better at what they do and help provide optimal care to their patients. This year’s top restorative products included breakthroughs in universal cements, bioactive composites, strong temporary cements, flowable composites, cleaners, antimicrobial cleansers, and more.
[ Universal Cement ]
PANAVIA SA Universal
Building on the success of PANAVIA SA Cement Plus, PANAVIA SA Cement Universal offers the same wide range of indications for adhesion and is designed to be suitable for crowns/bridges, inlays/onlays, posts, and adhesion bridges. This self-adhesive resin cement contains a dual-monomer technology that adheres to virtually every material without the need for a primer. This cement is available in both automix and hand mix versions.
800-879-1676 | kuraraydental.com
[ Universal Composite ]
Designed to mimic the properties of natural teeth, Activa Presto is a white filling material featuring a moisture-friendly resin said to promote the diffusion of bioavailable calcium, phosphate, and fluoride ions. Its chemistry reportedly penetrates and integrates with tooth structure for adaptation without margins. It also features a patented rubberized-resin designed to absorb stress and protect against wear, fracture, and chipping. It is indicated for all cavity classes.
800-343-4342 | pulpdent.com
[ Bioactive Materials ]
Featuring the world’s first-ever bioactive universal and self-etch adhesives, RE-GEN is a suite of bioactive materials comprised of a flowable composite, bulk fill and resin cement, and pit and fissure sealant. By employing Bioglass as an active ingredient, it is said to resolve all the uncertainty surrounding previous generations of bioactive materials. The blend of ingredients in this suite provides a restoration that is osteogenic, antimicrobial, and biocompatible.
Vista | Apex
877-418-4782 | vistaapex.com
[ Temporary Cement ]
Provicol QM Plus features strong retention and secure adhesion to ensure that temporary restorations remain in place for as long as necessary. The non-eugenol temporary cement is formulated with calcium hydroxide and can reduce postoperative sensitivities while helping prevent caries with its antimicrobial properties. Its low film thickness increases ease of use and accuracy of fit when placing temporary crowns, bridges, inlays, and onlays.
VOCO America, Inc
888-658-2584 | voco.dental
[ Flowable Composite ]
FIT SA self-adhesive flowable restorative with Bioactive Giomer Technology inside is formulated to simplify procedures as it eliminates the need for the technique sensitive bonding procedure. It is said to offer optimal strength and polishability, and the unique filler structure combines the light transmission and diffusion properties of enamel and dentin to blend well with the surrounding dentition. It also features ideal handling for precision placement and high bond strength for reliable adhesion.
Shofu Dental Corp
800-827-4638 | shofu.com
[ Composite ]
The Visalys CemCore system enables both adhesive cementation and core buildup to be achieved with just a few components. Active-Connect-Technology allows optimal mixing of the somewhat hydrophobic cementation composite, Visalys CemCore, with the hydrophilic Visalys Tooth Primer, on the damp surface of the tooth. The composite achieves a high adhesive strength without swelling. Visalys CemCore is formulated to flow superbly into every clearance and yet displays a high degree of stability.
877-KEBA-123 | kettenbach.com
[ Composite ]
Tetric Prime is a universal composite focused on Prime handling and offers a universal option to fit dentists’ workflows. It is designed to provide the creamy handling necessary to brush and place in the anterior but also to provide the adaptability and nonslumping characteristics necessary to provide efficiency in the posterior region. It offers a single shade option for Class I and II restorations. The “T” shade is said to be 17% translucent and designed to match the optics of the natural tooth structure.
800-533-6825 | ivoclarvivadent.us
[ Universal Cleaner ]
KATANA Cleaner is designed to clean up contamination and improve bond strength. This cleaner is highly effective thanks to the surface-active characteristic of MDP salt. KATANA is said to have a pH value of 4.5, which allows usage not only extraorally but intraorally as well, making it an all-purpose universal cleaner for tooth structure and prosthetics. It offers an easy, 2-step workflow prior to cementation and reportedly requires only 10 seconds.
800-879-1676 | kuraraydental.com
[ Antimicrobial Cavity Cleanser ]
FiteBac® Cavity Cleanser
Created to provide antimicrobial properties at the site of a dental restoration, FiteBac Cavity Cleanser is a 2% K21 QAS aqueous ethanolic solution for use on cavity prep sites. The solution can remove debris in carious lesion preps as well as penetrate exposed dentin tubules, which is said to increase bond strengths to dentin while also helping to manage residual contamination of the restoration site. The material helps eliminate and prevent recurrent decay beneath the restoration or at the margins.
770-218-6221 | fitebacdental.com
[ Resin Cement ]
ZR-Cem is a universal, self-adhesive resin cement specially formulated for zirconia that reportedly delivers superior bond strength and color stability. Its unique formula contains 1-MDP, which enables a strong bond to all ceramic materials, dentin, and enamel. ZR-Cem’s BPO/amine-free initiation system is said to translate to superior, lasting color stability compared to other cements. No pretreatment of the crown or bonding is required, making it easy to use. Dual-cured with optimal viscosity, it handles well.
Premier Dental Products Co
888-670-6100 | premierdentalco.com