New self-etching and adhesive flowable composite for fissure sealing

Maintaining adequate moisture control between the separate etching and fissure sealing processes with children can be problematic, as their inquistive tongues can get everywhere, resulting in long delays and frustration.

The new Constic self-etching and adhesive flowable composite from DMG solves this problem, whilst also saving valuable time and reducing post-operative sensitivity. DMG claims Constic is faster, easier, more gentle and reliable as this new 3-in-1 flowable composite combines etching gel, bonding agent and flowable composite in one single product, consequently eliminating both the etching and bonding steps and the associated time expenditure. Possible sources of error are also minimised, advantages not offered by conventional flowable composites requiring the use of a separate adhesive.

In addition to fissure sealing, Constic can be used for MID restorations including small Class I restorations and base linings, repairing existing restorations and blocking out undercuts, all of which can be quickly carried out with Constic, which is simple to apply and then light-cured.

Available in six shades (A1, A2, A3, A3.5, B1 and Opaque-White), Constic is radiopaque with a tooth-like fluorescence. Independent Studies have demonstrated superior Shear Bond Strengths for Constic to enamel and dentine compared with other self-etching, self-adhesive flowable composites; the bond strengths to enamel and dentine being almost the same, which is remarkable for a self-etching and bonding material. They have also demonstrated comparable Shear Bond Strengths to enamel and dentine compared with conventional flowable composite/bonding agent combinations. A pioneer a new composite generation, Constic thereby reduces the amount of work required, enabling increased freedom in the practice.

For further information contact your local dental dealer or DMG Dental Products (UK) Ltd on 01656 789401, fax 01656 360100, email paulw@dmg-dental.co.uk or visit www.dmgdental.com