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Inside Dentistry
August 2023
Volume 19, Issue 8


In order to deliver the best possible outcomes, it is important for clinicians to remain appraised of the materials available for restoration. From reliable, tried-and-true dental materials that have been used for years to brand new materials just hitting the market, this product showcase highlights the top composites.

1. 3M Filtek Supreme Flowable Restorative

3M's current flowable composites now have an improved syringe design to simplify placement. The tip produces virtually no bubbles or material run-on, and the syringe is more ergonomic, making it easier to hold and inject.

2. ACTIVA Presto

ACTIVA Presto is the first universal light-cure composite that uses biomimicry to protect the tooth. Its elevated handling and multiple shades provide elevated esthetics, and a patented rubberized resin provides unparalleled durability.

3. BRILLIANT EverGlow®

BRILLIANT EverGlow is a universal submicron hybrid composite offering easy polishability, gloss retention, ideal handling, and exceptional blending properties. Available in seven universal shades plus enamel and opaque shades for highly esthetic restorations.

4. Bulk EZ PLUS

Bulk EZ PLUS is an easy-to-place, dual-cure, bulk-fill composite that offers an unlimited cure depth, requires no dual-cure activators, and virtually eliminates microleakage and gap formation. The next generation of the award-winning Bulk EZ composites, Bulk EZ PLUS utilizes new 80 nm spherical fillers, combining simplicity and flowable cavity adaptation with high strength, wear resistance, polishability, and a superior chameleon effect—all in one step.


CLEARFIL MAJESTY ES-2 Universal offers a single-shade option for restorations without needing a blocker or opaquer. Light Diffusion Technology makes restorations diffuse light in a similar way to the tooth structure. The material integrates easily and smoothly into the surrounding tooth structure, and preparation margins become virtually invisible. CLEARFIL MAJESTY ES-2 Universal is available in both syringe and PLT dispensing (unit dose).

6. Evanesce Nano-Enhanced Universal Restorative

Truly universal for both anterior and posterior composite restorations, Evanesce Nano-Enhanced Universal Restorative features ideal, slump-free handling and beautiful shade matching to the VITA shade guide. Evanesce is highly polishable for the ultimate in restorative esthetics.

7. Evanesce Nano-Enhanced Universal Restorative

Evanesce Nano-Enhanced Universal Restorative composite easily achieves beautiful esthetics for simple or complex restorations. It features putty-like handling, provides excellent shade matching, and is highly polishable. It is available in the most popular shades, three levels of opacity: Enamel (80%), Universal (85%), and Dentin (90%), and three non-VITA FX Enamel shades.


This self-adhesive nanohybrid flowable composite eliminates the need for a technique-sensitive bonding procedure. Perfect for liners, Class V restorations, and PRR restorations, it features bioactive Giomer Technology and is clinically proven to prevent secondary decay.

9. G-ænial Universal Injectable

G-ænial Universal Injectable is an injectable high-strength ultra-fine particle composite with ideal viscosity, handling, and adaptation characteristics. It provides superb adaptation to the cavity, has high flexural strength, and may be used for all Class I-V cavities.

10. GrandioSO

GrandioSO, the 89% filled universal nanohybrid composite, is extremely tooth-like with over 10 years of proven performance, excellent esthetics, and superior handling. Formulated to mimic many of the physical properties of natural tooth structure, including elasticity, thermocycling, and flexural and compressive strength, GrandioSO enhances performance where it matters most: at the margin.


This light-cure, highly radiopaque, resin-based, flowable composite possesses thixotropic properties that impart ideal flowability for improved adaptation, making it ideal as a liner/base.


OMNICHROMA is the world's first one-shade universal composite to esthetically match every patient from A1 to D4 with a single shade of composite—every shade, one choice. Also available in a flowable formulation: OMNICHROMA® FLOW.

13. PermaFlo

PermaFlo flowable composite is a light-cure, radiopaque, methacrylate-based, composite available in eight shades. Its thixotropic properties impart ideal flowability for improved adaptation. PermaFlo composite is 68% filled by weight with an average particle size of 0.7μm, and it demonstrates a low film thickness.

14. Predicta® Bioactive Core

Predicta Bioactive Core is a dual-cure composite for core buildups and post cementing procedures. It releases calcium and phosphate ions and releases and recharges fluoride ions. It is available in multiple viscosities and shades.

15. SimpliShade Universal Composite

SimpliShade covers all 16 VITA shades in just 3 shades. Simplify your inventory management and save yourself time on shade selection while having confidence in the premium handling qualities and highly esthetic restorations.

16. Stela

SDI Limited is proud to announce the launch of Stela, a new self-cure composite. Stela is the ultimate high-performance flowable composite and the ideal restorative for Classes I, II, III and V. As a self-curing composite, Stela offers an unlimited depth of cure with low polymerization stress.

17. Tetric® Prime

Tetric Prime is a high-performance universal composite system that offers shade compatibility with IPS e.max® lithium disilicate. Its 12 streamlined shades produce an outstanding chameleon effect, and its high radiopacity permits visualization of marginal integrity and ensures proper diagnosis at future recalls.

18. Ti-Core® Flow+

A reinforced core material and post cement all in one. Ti-Core Flow+ offers many benefits, including ease of placement, an exceptional bond to tooth structure, dual-cure polymerization, no need for ditching or grooving, and more.

19. VENUS® Diamond/ Pearl ONE

VENUS Diamond/ Pearl ONE is your single-shade solution for everyday composite demands. These single-shade composites feature Adaptive Light Matching Technology to match the color of the surrounding tooth structure and Kulzer's proven TCD resin matrix.

20. Vittra APS Unique

Vittra APS Unique is a sub-micrometric composite with the capacity to mirror any tooth shade from Bleach to D4. Using state-of-the-art technology, it delivers highly esthetic results with simplicity, an excellent shine, and a high polish. It eliminates the necessity of shade selection, which increases the productivity of the professional.

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