Repairing a small chip on the incisal edge can be very difficult to match the color and very difficult to obtain a long lasting permanent result. This is especially true if the patient grinds or clenches their teeth. It can be helpful to inform the patient to be careful of bad habits, such as biting nails, pencils, or pens and biting down on hard foods. A night guard should be advised to protect the teeth from hard occlusal trauma at night. When the composite restoration comes out and the patient didn’t follow the dentist’s advice, they have themselves to blame! Getting the shade correct on an anterior tooth is also very important. This article will show how a new composite material called OMNICHROMA (Tokuyama Dental America) works well to blend into the color of the natural tooth using structural color.
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.
"An easy-to-place bulk fill that does not require a capping layer and results in highly esthetic, strong restorations."
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.
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:
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.