Each year hundreds of novelties are presented in the dental sector, although only a few of the represent true advances and innovation.
An authentic evolution is the Bulk fill technique or "block" filling that is changing the standards of the traditional restorative in the deepest preparations, such as type I and II cavities. Until now restricted to filling with incremental technique in thin and laborious layers to achieve the complete final integrity.
In this post, we tell you everything you need to know about the composite Filtek One of the prestigious brand 3M, that achieves restorations in a layer up to 5 mm deep with a single polymerisation and without loss of physical or mechanical properties.
What are the advantages of using Filtek One Bulk Fill over other composites with incremental technique?
- Simplicity and speed: improves experience and decreases patient anxiety. Ideal for more complicated cases or uncollaborative patients. It reduces human error during its application and speeds up the rotation of clients in the clinic, given the importance of type I and type II caries in the daily life of any dental clinic.
- Improved aesthetics: allows its use in the previous sector, not only for later restorations. Filtek One differs from the rest by its good aesthetic properties, thanks to its nanofilled composition with increased opacity, excellent final polish and a higher wear resistance .
- Reducation of shrinkage and polymerisation stress: direct application in a single layer of up to 5 mm deep maintaining final stability and improving marginal sealing as well as post-operational sensitivity.
- Handling and modelling : great adaptability with an application similar to that of a fluid composite and the ability to reach every corner of the cavity, together with handling with the best plastic properties for shaping the restoration.
Clinical case: Direct restoration of primary caries and substitution of Amalgam in a single appointment, by Dr. Giuseppe Marchetti
Direct restoration of primary caries and substitution of Amalgam in a single appointment, by Dr. Giuseppe Marchetti.
A 35-year-old woman goes to clinic with proximal caries between premolar and upper molar with mesio-occlusal amalgam restoration. During the exploration, the patient reports pain and sensitivity in the area and it is decided to replace the old restoration with the other caries in a single appointment.
The challenge in this type of situation is to achieve effective replacement with adaptation and complete marginal sealing in a deep cavity, made according to the old retention principles for amalgams, now overcome thanks to the composite Filtek One Bulk fill so advanced in composition but similar and fast application in a single layer of up to 5mm.
In this way, in a short appointment it is possible to perform two contiguous restorations with total safety and the best aesthetics without the need for other resins or accessories than a capsule in tone A2 of composite Filtek One of 3M.