Light-Curing Composites at Praxisdienst
Composites are the most commonly used materials in dentistry for anterior aesthetic reconstructions and for cavity restorations or seals of posterior teeth. Dental fillings with restorative composite adhere very firmly to the tooth and are extremely durable. Composite restorations are customizable to match the colour of existing teeth, making them a very popular choice. In the composite category, you will find different types of composites, e.g. light-curing, dual-curing or with low polymerization shrinkage. (Shrinkage stress is the pressure put on the adhesive and surrounding tooth structure while polymerizing. If the pressure exceeds the adhesive bond, or the strength of either the composite or tooth, it can cause problems.)
Composites for Anterior & Posterior Restorations
In dental medicine, composites are often used as a replacement material for amalgam. They consist of resin or a resin matrix and inorganic fillers and have the advantage that they provide a natural tooth colour making them inconspicuous and practically invisible.
At Praxisdienst we stock various composite fillings for the restoration of small defects and carious defects, such as Tetric. This is a classic universal composite, radiopaque with good modelling properties and shorter polymerization time when using a high-performance curing light. (A curing light is a light source used for the polymerization of light-curing composites). In addition, the wide range of shades means that the colour can be individually matched to the colour of the teeth.
NEPA Flow flowable, light-curing, fine hybrid composite is suitable for extended fissure sealing and as a resin filling for milk teeth. The advantages of NEPA Flow are increased fluoride release, maximum marginal seal as well as a chameleon effect and tooth-like fluorescence.
The Harvard Restore System Kit is also particularly popular. This complete kit comes with extensive accessories and contains a microhybrid composite that is very easy to work with and guarantees aesthetic, long-lasting restorations.
Composites for Temporary Crowns & Bridges
To create temporary crowns, bridges or inlays, you will find Harvard TEMP C&B Pro in our dental shop. This self-curing composite is easy to work with and can be used directly on the patient. In addition, it has very high fracture resistance, is super strong and has a very low polymerization temperature.
Protemp 4 is suitable for the fabrication of long-term temporaries. The package contains a 50 ml cartridge and 16 mixing tips. The composite material is easy to handle and provides high stability and a natural-looking gloss.
Do you have questions about composite fillings and composite materials, or perhaps you are looking for a light-curing unit? Or you need further accessories, such as matrices, bonding and etching agents? Our customer service will be happy to help you. Feel free to get in touch via e-mail, phone or live chat.
Editors: Elke Nieder, Sam Selzner