Inside Dentistry
Nov/Dec 2010
Volume 6, Issue 10

Composite Materials

A number of cutting-edge manufacturers consistently bring state-of-the-art composite materials to the market, and some of those market leaders are listed in this month's Buyers Guide. To find out more about these composite materials, visit the websites provided or fill out the enclosed Reader Service Card.


3M ESPE's Vitrebond™ Plus Light Cure Glass Ionomer Liner/Base offers faster, easier dispensing with less mess. This innovative paste-liquid formula comes in the award-winning ClickerTM Dispensing System, ensuring the right mix every time.
Phone: 800-634-2249
Web: http://www.3mespe.com

Paste Pak

Used as a liner or a base under composite resin or amalgam restorations, GC Fuji Lining LC Paste Pak from GC America is the first light-cured glass-ionomer lining material available in a paste-paste formula. It has a high-compressive strength, minimal polymerization shrinkage, and extremely low solubility.
Phone: 800-323-7063
Web: http://www.gcamerica.com

SureFil® SDR® flow

SureFil® SDR® flow Posterior Bulk Fill Flowable Base from DENTSPLY Caulk is a unique posterior flowable composite that can be placed in bulk, saving up to 40% in placement time. The stress decreasing resin (SDR™) technology provides 60% less polymerization stress, allowing for 4-mm increment placements.
Phone: 800-LD-CAULK
Web: http://www.surefilsdrflow.com


Wave is an extremely low-viscosity, fluoride-releasing, radiopaque, light-cured flowable composite. It is ideal for use as a cavity liner. It has a low modulus of elasticity value to ensure greater flex for improved marginal integrity.
Phone: 800-228-5166
Web: http://www.sdi.com.au

Ultra-Blend plus

Ultra-Blend plus is a light-activated, radiopaque, water-insoluble material with calcium hydroxide in an urethane/dimethacrylate base. It is highly filled for minimal shrinkage and water absorption, and can be used as a thin cavity liner prior to placing either composite or amalgam.
Phone: 888-230-1420
Web: http://www.ultradent.com


BEAUTIFIL Flow is a light-cured, flowable composite designed to complement and expand treatment options in composite restorations. Shofu's proprietary Surface Pre-Reacted Glass (S-PRG) technology offers high fluoride release and recharge, in a durable and radiopaque formulation.
Phone: 800-827-4638
Web: http://www.shofu.com

Vertise™ Flow Self-Adhering Composite

Vertise™ Flow-the first self-adhering composite powered by OptiBond® from Kerr Corporation-greatly simplifies direct restorative procedures by incorporating a bonding agent into a flowable. Vertise Flow is an excellent liner, a superior pit-and-fissure sealant, and an ideal pediatric restorative.
Phone: 800-KERR-123
Web: http://www.kerrdental.com/vforder


Used as a liner or a base under composite resin or amalgam restorations, GC Fuji Lining LC from GC America is a light-cured glass ionomer. It has high compressive strength, minimal polymerization shrinkage, and extremely low solubility. It minimizes sensitivity and provides long-term fluoride release.
Phone: 800-323-7063
Web: http://www.gcamerica.com


Venus Diamond® Flow from Heraeus is a light-cured, nano-technology-based flowable composite that offers low shrinkage stress, high radiopacity, and high flexural strength that will ensure exceptional marginal quality and deliver long-lasting restorations. Venus Diamond Flow is offered in 12 shades including Heraeus' unique HKA2.5 and Baseliner shade.
Phone: 877-258-5937
Web: http://www.heraeus-dental-us.com

Riva Luting

Riva Luting is a glass-ionomer luting cement with extremely high fluoride release that can also be used as a cavity liner. Caries prevention is totally maximized with Riva Luting. It is available in a universal light yellow shade.
Phone: 800-228-5166
Web: http://www.sdi.com.au

Riva Light Cure

Riva Light Cure is a light-cured, resin-reinforced glass ionomer that can be used as a cavity liner. Riva Light Cure has all the advantages of a true glass ionomer with the esthetic, lifelike look of a composite.
Phone: 800-228-5166
Web: http://www.sdi.com.au

Riva Protect

Riva Protect is a glass-ionomer surface protector, sealant, and cavity liner with extremely high fluoride release. With its superb fluoride-releasing and remineralization abilities, Riva Protect can be used as a liner, and stabilizes any caries that is already present.
Phone: 800-228-5166
Web: http://www.sdi.com.au

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