Haven't you switched to Flow yet? Keep reading and we will tell you how fluid composite can help you improve your daily practice in consultation.
In the fascinating world of restorative dentistry, fluid composites have established themselves as an indispensable tool. Their ease of application, low viscosity and ability to moisten the tooth They have efficiently revolutionized the way we approach dental restorations. However, this advance still presents challenges that the dentist must face, such as the elusive bubbles that sometimes appear when applying the material with the syringe.
Dental composites, the origin of Flow
In 1964, when 3M presented the first dental composites based on resins, considered at the time as the replacement for amalgam. The technique was simple: apply in small increments, sculpt and carve to perfection, replicating the amalgam ritual. Then, in 1996, flowable composites arrived, and although at the time people were not completely sure of their purpose, the advantages were soon understood. of an injectable material that gently hugged the tooth structure. The lesson learned over time: less manual handling equals fewer problems. Today, injecting flowable composites has become the norm.
The problem of bubbles in flowable composite
Although fluid composites have solved many of the problems that appeared in dental restoration, in some situations it may occur that during the application of the material bubbles form that cannot be easily eliminated given the viscosity of the resin, which They can become a headache for professionals and patients alike.
Not seeing or not solving the appearance of these annoying bubbles can cause problems in the future, such as stains on the tooth surface that negatively affects the aesthetic result or the the visible appearance on follow-up dental x-rays.
These scenarios are not only difficult and uncomfortable to explain to patients, but they are also usually accompanied by a decrease in levels of satisfaction and confidence, which can lead to the abandonment of the consultation.
Innovation as a solution to bubbles in composite
Despite these challenges, flowable composites continue to be an integral piece of modern restorative dentistry practice. The key is to look for innovative solutions that minimize the presence of bubbles during application.
One of these solutions lies in the innovative design of the new 3M syringes for its fluid composites. These tools offer more control to dentists and have the ability to significantly reduce bubble formation during procedures, thus improving the experience for both the professional and the patient.
This type of tip can be found in all its fluid composites, which cover different needs presented in the clinic.
If you are looking to achieve high aesthetics, the Filtek Supreme Flow offers excellent adaptation, polish retention and wear resistance, and can be used as a sealant, provisional repairer and in various types of restorations.
On the other hand, for those who need a more all-terrain composite but without losing efficiency, the Filtek Bulk Fill Fluid stands out for its great adaptation and low contraction, being ideal for multiple applications such as the repair of materials, sealing pits and fissures or class II and V restorations, among many others.
That's all for today, we hope this article has clarified doubts and motivates you to review your inventory and optimize your dental clinic. For any questions or queries, remember to write or call us at +44 2036086214. Follow us on our social networks and newsletter to stay up to date with the latest news in the dental sector. See you soon!