For dependable, fast, and aesthetic Class I and II posterior restorations, all bulk-fill composites are not created equal. Technique sensitivity poses complications for the busy clinician, which is why a speed-friendly and dependable bulk-fill composite material with low shrinkage stress, which does not require layering, becomes an indispensable component of posterior restorative protocols.
A new generation of bulk-fill composites, led by Ecosite Bulk Fill from DMG America, has enhanced features, including higher viscosity for excellent handling, depth of cure up to 5 mm in a single, 20-second light cure, and a high polish for superior aesthetics. This saves money, time, and materials by not requiring an additional occlusal covering layer that is necessary with flowable bulk-fill materials to achieve marginal integrity and aesthetics.
Efficient and Effective Posterior Restorative Protocol
Prior to beginning the procedure, an appropriate tooth shade is selected. A rubber dam is used to isolate the tooth, and any existing decay is removed.
|Figure 1. Isolation of tooth and preparation for a quick restorative procedure.||Figure 2. A depth of preparation (5 mm) ideal for bulk-fill material.||Figure 3. Application of Ecosite Bond adhesive (DMG America).|
|Figure 4. The placement of Ecosite Bulk Fill (DMG America) to create smooth, durable anatomy.||Figure 5. Polishing the final restoration to lifelike aesthetics.||Figure 6. The final postoperative image of the tooth-colored, accurately shade-matched filling.|
- The preparation is air-abraded for an ideal surface for bonding (Figure 1).
- The preparation depth (5 mm) is ideal for Ecosite Bulk Fill composite placement (Figure 2)
- A micro-brush is used to apply Ecosite Bond (DMG America) (Figure 3), which is air-thinned, and light cured. Ecosite Bulk Fill has excellent bond strengths in self-etch and total-etch modes.
- A single layer of Ecosite Bulk Fill is applied in one step (Figure 4).
- Marginal adaptation is achieved through high-pressure packing without sticking to the instruments.
- Polymerization is achieved to a cure layer thickness of 5 mm in only 20 seconds.
- The restoration is then polished for ideal aesthetics and function (Figure 5).
- With a unique, nano-submicron particle size in Ecosite Bulk Fill, the final restoration has a high-gloss finish with shade-matching characteristics (Figure 6), ensuring clinician and patient satisfaction.
With superior handling, low shrinkage stress, enhanced depth of cure, fluoride release, and high polishability, Ecosite Bulk Fill fulfills all of the requirements a clinician needs in a posterior composite material.
For more information, call DMG America at (800) 662-6383 or visit dmg-america.com.
Dr. Kleive earned his DDS with Distinction from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1997. He is a visiting faculty member with the Pankey Institute and a 2015 inductee into the American College of Dentistry.