Top 8 Composites and Composite Systems

Richard Gawel


When you need a composite, where do you go? Our readers have the answer, as 8 composites cracked our 2015 Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products.

Bisco Dental Products

TheraCal LC is a radiopaque, light-curable, flowable composite containing apatite-stimulating calcium silicates to protect and stimulate pulpal and dentin repair. It is the ideal replacement to calcium hydroxide, glass ionomer-based, or RMGI materials due to its excellent handling, ease of placement, and enhanced regenerative properties. For more information, call (800) 247-3368.







COMPONEER offers the newest innovation in anterior composite bonding, featuring prefabricated, nanohybrid composite enamel shells. It’s the first system to combine the advantages of direct composite restoration with prefabricated composite veneers. This adds a new and exciting dimension to existing treatment and gives dentists and patients more affordable aesthetic options for about half the cost of porcelain veneers. Patients can get a naturally aesthetic new smile in just one visit. For more information, call (800) 221-3046.


DMG America

Ionosit Baseliner is a single-component flowable composite that virtually eliminates microleakage, sensitivity, and recurrent decay by eliminating microgaps. Through controlled microexpansion, Ionosit Baseliner reduces the internal strain caused by polymerization shrinkage. Patented Ionosit Baseliner, used in conjunction with your preferred light-cure bonding agent, provides safe, limited expansion that compensates for the shrinkage of the composite. This eliminates stress that would be present with the use of a traditional baseliner. For more information, call (800) 662-6383.



DMP Dental

NANOCERAM Universal is a light-curing nanohybrid composite for all direct restorations in 4-g syringes and unit-dose in VITA shades. Ease of sculpting, combined with extremely low water sorption, solubility, and polymerization shrinkage, creates restorations that resist deterioration and provide longevity, high marginal integrity, and minimal postoperative sensitivity, while virtually eliminating microleakage. A creamy consistency makes it easy to place. Excellent color matching has a chameleon effect, blending with surrounding teeth in a seemingly invisible fashion. For more information, call (610) 573-3331 or (573) 915-4969.

Ivoclar Vivaden

Tetric EvoCeram Bulk Fill is a unique nanohybrid composite material developed specifically for the fast, efficient bulk placement of direct posterior composite restorations. With it, restorations can be placed with one material, in one increment, without the need for additional layers or dispensing equipment. For more information, call (800) 533-6825. 





Building upon the award-winning performance of its predecessor, SonicFill 2 transforms tedious, repetitive posterior restorations into easy and reliable SingleFill placement, filling cavities up to 5 mm in depth in a single increment with no liner or capping layer. Its new filler system delivers excellent gloss, color matching, wear resistance, and strength. Along with its excellent adaptation, low shrinkage stress, and high depth of cure, SonicFill 2 meets the key requirements of a successful bulk-fill procedure. For more information, call (800) KERR-123.





Tokuyama Dental America

Estelite Sigma Quick is a universal, 100% spherically filled composite, with a filler weight of 82%. Your patients will appreciate the high-gloss properties and outstanding polishability, along with reduced abrasion and long-term retention. Estelite Sigma Quick is exceptionally versatile and easy to handle, and it comes in a total of 20 shades. It allows you to combine up to 10 shades in a chameleon effect, reducing inventory costs and enabling curing predictability. For more information, call (877) 378-3548.


SDI (North America)

Aura, a radiopaque, light-cured, high-strength, highly aesthetic composite restorative system, is designed to simplify everyday shade-matching requirements. Adopting a systematic and scientific approach to shade arrangement and colors of natural enamel and dentin, it gives shade-matching control back to the clinician. Optimal shade selection requires minimal effort when using Aura, which also offers superb handling, sculptability, and easy polishing. For more information, call (800) 228-5166.