In his new column for Dental Economics, Howard Glazer, DDS, reviews three products that he has and that he says you need: Hemaseal & Cide Desensitizer from Advantage Dental Products, Tokuyama’s Estelite Bulk Fill Flow bulk-fill flowable composite, and Rally Composite Mini-Polishers from Garrison Dental Solutions.
Resin-based composites may be the material of choice for medium to large posterior restorations due to their wear resistance and longevity, but they are not without their criticisms and disadvantages. Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz discusses their challenges and offers recommendations to improve long-term outcomes of resin-based composite restorations with a literature review and focus on sensitivity issues.
Dentists have been searching for bulk-fill technologies that could reduce or eliminate the standard layering required to place composite restorations, while better adapting to the geometry of a cavity preparation, for a long time. Dr. Robert A. Lowe explains why Estelite Bulk Fill Flow can be an answer to this clinical need for posterior composite restorations.
Choosing a single composite restorative for the majority of your restorations can offer many clinical and economic benefits—for one, you won't need to worry about rare shades expiring before you can use them. Read two case studies on this topic here.
Historically, dentists spend a considerable amount of time during the composite resin procedure placing material in small increments, followed by light curing. New advances in bulk fill material offer an opportunity to work quickly and competently.
Most flowable bulk-fill composites have higher translucency, which can cause compromised esthetics. This case study illustrates how color irregularities can be managed efficiently while still taking advantage of bulk-fill technology. Read More...