Direct Restorative Materials

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American Consolidated Mfg. Co. (Amco)
American Tooth Industries
Apex Dental Materials, Inc.
Benco Dental
Bisco, Inc
Bosworth Company (A Division of Keystone Industries)
Centrix, Inc.
Clinician'S Choice Dental Products, Inc
Cosmedent Restorative Dentistry
Denmat Holdings, Llc
Dentsply Sirona
Dentsply Sirona Restorative
DMG America
DMP Ltd.
Essential Dental Systems, Inc.
Exacta Dental Products, Inc.
Glasspan Inc.
Henry Schein
Heraeus Kulzer, LLC
Itena North America
Ivoclar Vivadent Inc.
Kerr Dental
Kuraray America Inc.
New Wave Dental Inc
Ortho Organizers
Oxford Scientific
Pac-Dent International, Inc.
Parkell, Inc.
Patterson Dental
Pentron Clinical
Plasdent Corporation
Preat Corporation
Pulpdent Corporation
SDI, Inc.
Shofu Dental Corporation
Silmet Dental
Smille Line Usa
Sultan Healthcare
Taub Products
Temrex Corporation
The Pelican Group
Tokuyama Dental America
Ultradent Products, Inc.
Vision Usa
Vita North America
Voco America, Inc.
Zest Dental Solutions
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Direct Restorative Materials CATEGORY DESCRIPTION

Several direct restorative materials are used for reconstruction of the hard tissues of the teeth that have been lost through disease or trauma.

Amalgam is a metallic filling material containing mercury and other metals that is cost-effective and long-lasting. An economical material, dental amalgam is steadily being replaced by more cosmetically pleasing, tooth-colored materials.

Composite resin fillings are composed of powdered glass and plastic resin. Also called white fillings, they are typically used in highly visible areas in the mouth because of their natural appearance.

Glass ionomer cement fillings are a mixture of glass and organic acid, and vary in translucency. Glass ionomers can achieve an esthetic tooth-colored result but may not wear as well as composite resins. However, they have several advantages: Glass ionomers can be placed in cavities without any need for bonding agents; they are not prone to shrinkage and microleakage; and they contain and release fluoride, which helps to prevent caries. They are generally considered good materials for root caries and for sealants.

Resin-modified glass-ionomer cement (RMGIC) is a combination of glass-ionomer and composite resin; it is a mixture of glass, organic acid, and resin polymer, and hardens in seconds when light-cured. It is more durable than glass ionomer but is not recommended for biting surfaces. Its fast, easy handling makes it well suited for treating pediatric and geriatric patients.

Compomer refers to a combination of composite resin and glass ionomer technology. Although compomers have better mechanical and esthetic properties than RMGIC, they require bonding materials. Benefits include ease of handling and fluoride release.

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This tooth-colored filling material offers low polymerization shrinkage, speed, and convenience with a direct-delivery capsule and...
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Clearfil Majesty Flow from Kuraray America, Inc. is a universal flowable, radiopaque restorative composite resin with the filler...
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Featuring a 5 mm depth of cure at 500 mW/cm2, LIGHT-CORE is available in 2 shades; TRANSLUCENT and BLUE. TRANSLUCENT is ideal for use...
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Filtek Supreme Ultra Flowable Restorative from 3M is a light-cured nanocomposite that provides a quick and easy solution for a wide range...
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ProFil Flow offers high compressive and tensile strength for optimal wear resistance based on the advanced resin technology of ProFil....
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Ultradent’s PermaFlo flowable composite is a light-cured, methacrylate-based material. Available in 8 shades, it offers flowability for...
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Renamel Flowable Microfill is the perfect solution to your Class 5 restorations and is great for filling voids in anterior teeth. Renamel...
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One proven chemistry – three viscosities The Venus family of composites offers the most complete line of low-stress composites on the...
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Exquisite Restoration is a light-activated, nanofill composite for anterior and posterior restorations. Exquisite Restoration has been...
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Tokuyama's Estelite Sigma Quick is a universal supra-nano filled, low shrinkage composite with patented spherical filler technology. The...
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Esthet'X HD Universal Composite DENTSPLY CaulkOptimized filler technology means Esthet'X HD provides easy-to-polish, highly esthetic...
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DENTSPLY Caulk SureFil SDR flow Low-Stress, Bulk-Fill Flowable Composite SureFil SDR flow combines the benefits of a flowable composite...

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