I’ve always been a fan of Tokuyama products. Their bonding and composites have consistently been at the forefront of elegant chemistry and continued striving toward simplified treatment. Plus, I have the absolute privilege of testing many of these products before they are released to dentists here in North America.
In my practice, I am very focused on creating lifelike restorations that exceed my patients’ expectations. I often find that the standards I hold myself to are higher than those of many of my patients; they are happy with the outcome, but I can always find room for improvement. This mindset is expensive; I have purchased a lot of different materials, instruments and equipment to help me provide the best care. One aspect of my practice where I wanted to improve my game, while streamlining my inventory, was direct composite restorations. I had the opportunity to give OMNICHROMA (Tokuyama Dental America) a try and I have found two particular scenarios where it has exceeded my expectations.
Ever wondered if a bulk fill was right for you? Or if the product you’re using might not be working the way it was meant to? Then check out Dentistry Today’s article and case study about Estelite Bulk Fill Flow. The article demonstrates the advantages of the product and explains why it is the bulk fill of choice for countless dental professionals—perhaps why it might even be the right choice for you.
Our group of three dental offices in Indiana focuses on high quality removable dentures and Oral Surgery, so we make a lot of dentures! Without fail, we are often presented with difficult denture cases. Much of the time those challenging cases are older patients who have severely atrophic mandibles. After 40 years of denture wearing, they are unable or unwilling to get dental implants. Frequently these are the same patients that dislike their loose and uncomfortable lower denture and complain about it a lot!
Estelite Bulk Fill Flow has been receiving positive reviews from dentists across the country, and Dr. Glazer writes in Dental Economics the reasons why, for him, it has been so highly praised:
We are seeing an increased number of younger patients, aged 25-45, who need full mouth extractions due to extensive decay, periodontal disease or both combined situations. Dr. Ara Nazanian is sharing one of his cases, and how he has transformed this patient's teeth with dentures and over-dentures.
I was fortunate to be present for the release of Estelite Omega Composite Restorative System (Tokuyama Dental America) at the California Dental Association meeting in 2011 (Anaheim, CA). I was there to help the creator of this incredible product, Dr. Newton Fahl Jr., while he gave his first hands-on workshop with the new material. I was also given a complete Estelite Omega kit and have used the product as my “go to” anterior composite ever since.
Over 25 billion dollars was spent in 2017 on energy and sports drinks in the U.S. Add to that the growing popularity of acidic Kombucha drinks, along with the steady consumption of diet and sugary sodas, and it is no surprise that tooth erosion, abrasion and hypersensitivity are common realities for dental professionals to manage.