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Inside Dentistry
March 2015
Volume 11, Issue 3

DENTSPLY Caulk Class II Solution

Helps increase efficiency and effectiveness

DENTSPLY Caulk has designed a Class II composite resin restorative solution based on aligning products to overcome challenges. From isolation of the preparation to finishing of the cured restoration, the DENTSPLY Caulk solution should provide outstanding clinical results with increased efficiency and simplified materials choices.

To avoid issues such as fractures, food traps, and gingival inflammation, restoring natural contact and contour is essential. To ensure tight, accurate contacts on all Class II restorations, take a strong first step with Palodent® Plus Sectional Matrix System, now featuring EZ Coat matrices.

Depending on preparation size, depth, and available enamel, the type of etching method used can influence bond strength and post-operative sensitivity levels. Prime&Bond Elect® Universal Dental Adhesive allows practitioners to elect a total-etch, self-etch, or selective etch technique according to the clinical situation.

Minimizing the potential for polymerization shrinkage stress and maximizing adaptation of your restorative material helps mitigate the potential for sensitivity and recurrent caries. After isolation and adhesion, the first layer of restorative material should be placed using SureFil® SDR® flow Bulk Fill Flowable material.

For the final occlusal layer of the restoration, TPH Spectra® Universal Composite provides a strong, durable, and natural-looking restoration. TPH Spectra composite also comes in two handling choices: a creamy light-viscosity (LV) formulation, and a packable high-viscosity (HV) formulation.

The deepest part of a Class II interproximal box can be 8-10 mm away from the tip of the light curing unit. In these situations the SmartLite® Focus® Pen-Style LED Curing Light is well-suited because of its performance over clinically relevant distances. It also features a small lightweight design, long rotatable tip, and a low head profile.

The creation of a final composite restoration surface can improve the esthetics and the longevity of the restoration by reducing stain potential, biofilm accumulation, gingival inflammation, and minimizing the wear. The Enhance® Finishing System consists of a single-use, premounted, aluminum oxide impregnated finisher designed to finish composites such as TPH Spectra. It is offered as cups, points, and discs.


• Palodent Plus Sectional Matrix System ensures tight, accurate contacts

• Prime&Bond Elect supports total-etch, self-etch, or selective etch

• SureFil SDR flow bulk fill flowable provides excellent cavity adaptation at the floor of the proximal box

• TPH Spectra Universal Composite provides a strong, natural-looking restoration

• SmartLite Focus Pen-Style LED curing light provides excellent performance over distance

• Enhance finishers provide one-step, efficient finishing

Online Resources

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