ChemFil Rock Glass Ionomer Restorative
ChemFil Rock Glass Ionomer Restorative
ChemFil Rock's unique formulation results in earlier toughness buildup and facture resistance.
ChemFil Rock Advanced Glass Ionomer Restorative is described by DENTSPLY Caulk as strong, simple to place, and easy to handle. According to the manufacturer, ChemFil Rock is the first glass ionomer to contain zinc-rein forced glass, making it particularly resistant to fractures.
ChemFil Rock is indicated for semi-permanent restorations of class I and II cavities in posterior teeth, restoration of deciduous teeth, restoration of class V lesions and cavities, and restoration of class III cavities. In addition, it can be used for base/core build-up.
Twelve dentists participated in this Dental Product Shopper evaluation of ChemFil Rock. After using the product in their practices for approximately 4 weeks, the evaluators rated and commented on features such as handling and consistency, capsule activation, working and setting times, packability, and overall satisfaction.
Handling and Consistency
DENTSPLY Caulk describes ChemFil Rock as easy to handle, delivering an optimized nonsticky, packable formula with a sculptable consistency.
When asked to rate the handling and consistency of ChemFil Rock, 4 evaluators rated it as excellent, 7 rated it as very good, and 1 rated it as good. Packability was rated as excellent by 4 evaluators, as very good by 6, and as good by 2; sculptability was rated as excellent by 1 evaluator, as very good by 4, as good by 5, and as fair by 2.
Eight evaluators named ease of use and handling as features they liked best about ChemFil Rock. An evaluator with 28 years of experience noted that the material 'does not slump when placed into upper molars.' Another evaluator said that he found ChemFil Rock 'easy to apply and manipulate.'
According to DENTSPLY Caulk, the restoration procedure using ChemFil Rock is fast. Bulk placement is achieved using an advanced capsule extruder and self-cure setting. The manufacturer describes this as a signifi cant advantage in emergency cases or when treating a difficult patient.
Six evaluators rated capsule activation as excellent, 2 rated it as very good, 2 rated it as good, 1 rated it as fair, and 1 rated it as poor. When asked to rate the force required to extrude material, 4 evaluators rated ChemFil Rock as excellent, 5 rated it as very good, and 2 rated it as good (1 evaluator did not rate this feature).
Working and Setting Times
According to the manufacturer, the working time for ChemFil Rock is 1 minute and 30 seconds after activation. Finishing of the restoration should be no sooner than 4 minutes and 30 seconds after the end of the working time.
When asked to rate the working and setting times for ChemFil Rock, 2 evaluators rated it as excellent, 5 rated it as very good, and 4 rated it as good (1 evaluator did not rate this feature). An evaluator from Sandy, UT, with 34 years of experience said his favorite features of the material were the 'rapid set and final finish.' Another evaluator noted the 'fast set' as an attribute he liked best.
Eleven evaluators said they would definitely or probably recommend ChemFil Rock to colleagues or contacts within the dental profession. Ten evaluators said they would defi nitely or probably purchase the product in the future. When asked to give their overall satisfaction rating for ChemFil Rock, 3 evaluators rated it as excellent, 6 rated it as very good, and 3 rated it as good. An evaluator who has been in practice for 18 years summed up his evaluation saying, 'Overall, [ChemFil Rock is] a good product.' Another evaluator, who rated all evaluation criteria as excellent and said he would defi nitely recommend ChemFil Rock and purchase it in the future, called the material 'easy to work with.'
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