3M Introduces New Universal Restorative

Posted on April 3, 2019

For busy dental professionals, a variety of responsibilities and tasks make staying on schedule a challenge. Implementing timesaving products and procedures is crucial to meeting these daily demands and even simple changes can make a significant difference. In order to help dentists increase efficiencies, 3M introduces 3M™ Filtek™ Universal Restorative – a new universal composite that offers a modernized approach to anterior and posterior restorations, with a simplified shading process and advanced composite technology to provide strong and esthetic results.

On average, dentists choose to use a single-shade restoration for roughly 80 percent of the cases they perform.* Knowing efficiency is key, 3M simplified the overall shade selection process. Using NaturalMatch technology, 3M developed eight designer shades, plus an Extra White (XW) that cover the 19 VITA classical and bleach shades1.

A Pink Opaquer was also created to mask metal and stained dentition. In addition, the shades have one universal opacity to meet most clinical needs. Filtek Universal Restorative utilizes NaturalMatch technology, a blend of 3M’s composite technologies for durability and esthetics. Propriety low-stress monomers reduce shrinkage stress, while use of nanofillers creates a TRUE nanocomposite that provides high strength and excellent wear resistance.

“Dentists are pulled in many different directions every day, with countless to-dos that stack up while they serve their patients. That’s why 3M wanted to create a solution that helped them cut down on steps and removed some of that stress,” said Sebastian Arana, President & General Manager, Oral Solutions Division of 3M. “The new Filtek Universal Restorative combines a unique shading system in an innovative material that not only provides efficiency, but also a highly esthetic and long-lasting result.”

Filtek Universal Restorative also features capsules that can be warmed2 and an improved tip design that allows the material to extrude like a flowable composite, and then become more viscous for shaping. At 8 mm, the tip is longer than our previous universal capsules, which enables good adaptation even in hard to reach areas.

To learn more about the new 3M Filtek Universal Restorative, please visit www.3M.com/FiltekUniversal

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About 3M Oral Care

3M Oral Care promotes lifelong oral wellness through inventive solutions that help oral care professionals achieve greater clinical, professional and personal success. Learn more at 3M.com/dental.

About 3M

At 3M, we apply science in collaborative ways to improve lives daily. With $32 billion in sales, our 90,000 employees connect with customers all around the world. Learn more about 3M’s creative solutions to the world’s problems at www.3M.com or on Twitter @3M or @3MNewsroom. 3M and Filtek are trademarks of 3M. Used under license in Canada. © 3M 2019. All rights reserved. www.3M.com/FiltekUniversal.

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