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Buyer's Guide Hybrid Composites

Dec. 1, 2001
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Bisco — Renew

  • Contact: (800) 247-3368; www.bisco.com
  • Application method(s): Syringe and unit-dose
  • Consistency: Medium body
  • Maximum layer depth: 2 mm
  • Curing time: 20-30 seconds; Dark or opaque shades take longer
  • Number of shades: Body translucent - 7
  • Dentin shade: No; Body opaque - 6
  • Incisal translucent shade: Yes; 4
  • Bleach shade: No
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Coltene Whaledent — Synergy

  • Contact: (201) 512-8000; www.coltenewhaledent.com
  • Application method(s): Syringe and unit-dose
  • Consistency: Medium body
  • Maximum layer depth: 2 mm
  • Curing time: 30-40 seconds
  • Number of shades: 10; 6 are "DuoShade"; 6 shades match 12 - a "chameleon" effect
  • Dentin shade: No
  • Incisal translucent shade: Yes; "transparent"
  • Bleach shade: Yes; 3
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Den-Mat — Virtuoso Packable/Sculptable

  • Contact: (800) 445-0345; www.denmat.com
  • Application method(s): Packable — syringe and unit-dose (called "spills"); Sculptable — prefilled tip with gun
  • Consistency: Packable — Heavy body; Sculptable — medium body
  • Maximum layer depth: Packable — 3 mm; Sculptable — 2 mm
  • Curing time: Packable — 15-30 seconds (5 seconds with Virtuoso Phase II curing light); Sculptable — 30 seconds (5 seconds with Virtuoso Phase II curing light)
  • Number of shades: Packable — 4; Sculptable — 9
  • Dentin shade: Packable — Yes in flowable only; Sculptable — no
  • Incisal translucent shade: Packable — no; Sculptable — yes
  • Bleach shade: Packable — no; Sculptable — yes
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Dentsply Caulk — Esthet-X

  • Contact: (800) 532-2855; www.caulk.com
  • Application method(s): Syringe and compules tips unit dose
  • Consistency: Medium body
  • Maximum layer depth: 2 mm
  • Curing time: 10-20 seconds, dependent upon shade and light used
  • Number of shades: 19
  • Dentin shade: 7
  • Incisal translucent shade: Yes
  • Bleach shade: Yes

Discus Dental — Matrixx AH

  • Contact: (800) 422-9448; www.discusdental.com
  • Application method(s): Syringe & unit-dose (syringe & "singules")
  • Consistency: Medium body
  • Maximum layer depth: 4 mm
  • Curing time: 20-40 seconds
  • Number of shades: 18
  • Dentin shade: No
  • Incisal translucent shade: Available soon
  • Bleach shade: Yes; 3
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Ivoclar Vivadent — Tetric Ceram

  • Contact: (800) 533-6825; www.ivoclarna.com
  • Application method(s): Syringe & unit-dose ("Cavifils")
  • Consistency: Medium body
  • Maximum layer depth: 2 mm
  • Curing time: 40 seconds
  • Number of shades: 18
  • Dentin shade: Yes; 3
  • Incisal translucent shade: Yes; 1
  • Bleach shade: Yes; 3 (in cartridge form only)
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J. Morita — Palfique Estelite

  • Contact: (888) 566-7482; www.jmoritausa.com
  • Application method(s): Syringe and unit-dose
  • Consistency: Medium body; spherical filler
  • Maximum layer depth: 3.7 mm
  • Curing time: 30 seconds
  • Number of shades: 14
  • Dentin shade: No; cervical shade and opaque
  • Incisal translucent shade: Yes
  • Bleach shade: No
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Kerr — Point 4

  • Contact: (800) 537-7123; kerrdental.com
  • Application method(s): Syringe and unit-dose
  • Consistency: Medium body
  • Maximum layer depth: 2 mm
  • Curing time: 40 seconds (Conventional; less with 501 curing light)
  • Number of shades: 27
  • Dentin shade: Yes
  • Incisal translucent shade: Yes
  • Bleach shade: Yes
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3M™ ESPE™ — Filtek™ Z250

  • Contact: (800) 634-2249; www.3MESPE.com
  • Application method(s): Syringe and unit-dose
  • Consistency: Medium to heavy body
  • Maximum layer depth: Dependent on shade; most shades cure to 2.5 mm
  • Curing time: Dependent on shade, usually 20 to 30 seconds
  • Number of shades: 11
  • Dentin shade: Yes
  • Incisal translucent shade: Yes
  • Bleach shade: Yes

Ultradent — Vitalescence

  • Contact: (801) 572-4200; www.ultradent.com
  • Application method(s): Syringe and unit-dose
  • Consistency: Medium body
  • Maximum layer depth: 2 mm
  • Curing time: 20 seconds
  • Number of shades: 33
  • Dentin shade: Yes
  • Incisal translucent shade: Yes
  • Bleach shade: No

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