Direct Restorative Materials

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3M
Addent
American Consolidated Mfg. Co. (Amco)
American Tooth Industries
Angelus
Apex Dental Materials, Inc.
Benco Dental
Bisco, Inc
Bosworth Company (A Division of Keystone Industries)
Centrix, Inc.
Clinician'S Choice Dental Products, Inc
Coltene
Cosmedent Restorative Dentistry
Denmat Holdings, Llc
Dentsply Sirona
Dentsply Sirona Restorative
DMG America
DMP Ltd.
Essential Dental Systems, Inc.
Exacta Dental Products, Inc.
GC AMERICA
GC Corporation
Glasspan Inc.
Henry Schein
Heraeus Kulzer, LLC
Itena North America
Ivoclar Vivadent Inc.
J. MORITA USA INC
Kerr Corporation
Kettenbach
Kuraray America Inc.
New Wave Dental Inc
OBJET LTD
Ortho Organizers
Oxford Scientific
Pac-Dent International, Inc.
Parkell, Inc.
Patterson Dental
Pentron Clinical
Plasdent Corporation
Practicon
Preat Corporation
PREMIER DENTAL PRODUCTS CO.
Pulpdent Corporation
Ribbond
SDI, Inc.
Septodont
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
VISTA DENTAL PRODUCTS
Vita North America
Voco America, Inc.
Zendo
Zest Dental Solutions
ZIRC CO.
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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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Admira is indicated for all classes of restorations and suitable for composite inlays. Admira is packable, nonsticky, and has high...
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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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Available in both syringes and pre-loaded tips, Venus Bulk Fill provides a number of features that allow clinicians to work more...
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VOCO’s GrandioSO is a universal nano-hybrid restorative indicated for use in Class 1 to 5 restorations. VOCO describes GrandioSO as ideal...
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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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GRADIA DIRECT X has tooth-like color reflection and absorption and lifelike optical properties, including brightness, translucency, and...
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G-ænial Universal Flo Universal Flowable Composite GC America Inc. G-ænial Universal Flo provides easy handling without sacrificing...
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Grandio—Flowable universal nano-hybrid composite designed to provide excellent wear resistance and handling characteristics.
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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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  • Allison Walker

    Among the composite materials to choose from for conservative tooth restorations, Exquisite Restoration from Apex Dental Materials is one that Dr. John Kanca recommends when he’s looking for a way to accomplish minimal reduction, place a restoration in a single 1-hour appointment, and at much less than an indirect restoration would cost. ...

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  • Julie Cullen

    Two heads are better than one, right? So wouldn’t if follow that combining the advantages of two different types of dental materials also would be better than one? Riva Light Cure HV from SDI combines the advantages of glass ionomer cements with the advantages of composite so the end result is a restoration that offers fluoride release and high...

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  • Allison Walker

    Kerr Corporation is celebrating its 125th anniversary by continuing to innovate. Kerr ended 2016 with a bang by introducing what it’s calling the next generation of nanohybrid universal composites: an “adaptive response technology” dubbed Harmonize. Adaptive Response Technology—what is that? "ART" is a reinforced nanoparticle filler “network”...

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  • Allison Walker

    Secure is a good word. As with much of the English language, it has numerous meanings. Just check out www.dictionary.com. Among other things, “secure” is: (1) free from or not exposed to danger or harm; safe. (2) dependable; firm; not liable to fail, yield, become displaced, etc. (3) free from care; without anxiety. (4) to make firm or fast, as...

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  • Allison Walker

    Select NanoFill LC from Zendo-online comes in either a capsule or syringe format, so you have the opportunity to use the material with whichever delivery method you prefer for any given clinical situation. This light-cure, nano-filled composite is designed for use in both anterior and posterior restorations. Zendo composites are made in Germany...

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  • Julie Cullen

    As a self-confessed dental geek, I’m a sucker for good clinical videos that show the steps of a case and clearly explain what’s happening. This video with Dr. Daniel J. Poticny, showing the replacement of two old amalgam restorations, is particularly good. He chooses to place an inlay on tooth No. 13 and an onlay on tooth No. 14. Dr. Potincy,...

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