The Filtek Family of Restoratives

Author : Dental Product Shopper
Published Date 11/06/2013
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Filtek has provided reliable materials for any clinical situation for more than a decade.

Since the 2002 debut of its Filtek Supreme line of dental composites, 3M  has been expanding and improving its successful brand of composite materials. The Filtek family currently comprises several formulations, suiting a wide range of anterior and posterior indications for virtually every clinical situation.

Universal Composite

Well-suited for use in both anterior and posterior regions, Filtek Supreme Ultra Universal Restorative delivers more universal options and makes it easy to achieve natural- looking results with one body shade. Filtek Supreme Ultra restorative provides the polish and polish retention of a microfi ll, while maintaining the strength and wear properties of a modern hybrid. As the first restorative to use nanotechnology as the primary filler in composite chemistry, the nanoclusters 3M incorporated into their composite material created high filler loading, excellent physical properties and a sustainable polish that rivaled early microfill composite materials.

Other properties dentists have come to know and trust from this proven restorative are high strength, optimal fl uorescence, wear resistance, radiopacity, and exceptional handling. Filtek Supreme Ultra Universal Restorative is offered in a large selection of shades and opacities, and its packaging is color-coded for easy selection.

Flowable Composite

The same unique nanotechnology within Filtek Supreme Ultra restorative brings another product in the Filtek family—Filtek Supreme Ultra Flowable Restorative—advantages such as excellent esthetics, great polish retention, and low wear. Additionally, the material flows quickly where needed, and then holds its shape. There is no slumping or running, and when tested against other leading competitive flowable materials, the majority of dentists prefer the flow of Filtek Supreme Ultra flowable restorative.

Yet another product in the Filtek family, Filtek Bulk Fill Flowable Restorative offers 4-mm depth of cure and provides a fast and easy solution for restorative procedures while still maintaining the strong characteristics dentists have come to expect from the Filtek brand. Easy to use and dispense in a choice of capsule or syringe delivery, Filtek Bulk Fill flowable offers a viscosity that makes it easy to achieve ideal adaptation. Recommended for bulk fill liner/base applications in both the anterior and posterior regions, it offers more than twice the wear resistance of leading bulk fill restoratives. Additionally, Filtek Bulk Fill flowable restorative has been found to be up to 50% stronger than similar competitive products, with higher compressive and diametral tensile strength. Its proven strength and wear resistance makes Filtek Bulk Fill flowable restorative an excellent option for a wide variety of procedures.

A Line of Products for All

Most dental professionals know just how important esthetics are becoming to patients of all ages, as well as achieving strong, long-lasting results. The Filtek family of products has continuously proven to be the perfect combination of strength and beauty. With continuous advancements from 3M, the Filtek line of dental restoratives makes it easier for dental professionals to produce beautiful, lifelike results.