Top 25 Aesthetic/Restorative Products 2013

Dentistry Today’s first annual Readers’ Choice Top 25 Aesthetic/Restorative Products, selected on the basis of lead generation, represent some of the profession’s most innovative aesthetic and restorative products. The products appear in no particular order.


The Scotchbond Universal Adhesive is a single-bottle adhesive that provides uncompromising performance and bond strength whether used for direct or indirect restorations. Its simple application process helps Scotchbond Universal adhesive perform reliably, regardless of user technique. The product is moisture-tolerant, exhibiting high bond performance on moist and dry substrates. Until now, dentists have had to juggle adhesive systems and sort through multiple bottles to select the right product for the indication and be cautious with technique to prevent problems like postoperative sensitivity. With Scotchbond Universal adhesive, dentists now have an easy-to-use, single-bottle solution that provides uncompromising results for all surfaces in total- or self-etch mode. It assures dentists of virtually no postoperative sensitivity—in both the total- and self-etch technique—and provides exceptional bond strength to both dentin and enamel. For more information, call (800) 634-2249 or visit



Captek Nano crowns and bridges offer aesthetic and health advantages where all other metal or metal-free options fall short. Captek Nano is ideal for restorations over dark tooth structure, endodontically treated teeth, implants, patients with periodontal or caries risk, and any time where margin placement is intrasulcular. The warm yellow collar of the metal protects against darkness at the margin, is indicated for even knife edges and bevels, and gives a warm natural blend in effect in the
gingival third region. The Captek Nano versions are reengineered for increased strength and higher resistance to fatigue. Two recent studies comparing Captek Nano and zirconia bridges showed cyclic fatigue did not have a significant effect on Captek Nano frameworks. Digital Captek frameworks are now available from your favorite
ab through digital die scans or digital impressions through iTero and Sirona Connect. For more information, call (800) 921-2227 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


BISCO Dental Products

DUO-LINK UNIVERSAL is perfect for reliable, high-strength cementation with easy cleanup. It’s extremely high, consistent degree of conversion in both self-cured and light-cured modes is required by today’s stronger restorations. In addition, it has low film thickness to assist in effective seating and offers diagnostic radiopacity for that perfect margin. Unique to DUO-LINK UNIVERSAL is its 2 aesthetic shades, universal and milky white. Universal can be used for most restorations, while milky white can be used to mask darker tooth preparations. It has been maximized to reduce its sensitivity to operatory and curing lights, resulting in a longer gel phase and ease of use to cement all restorative options. It is compatible with all dental materials and, when coupled with ALL-BOND UNIVERSAL, Z-PRIME PLUS, and/or porcelain primer, it is the only product combination for all indirect restorations. For more information, call (800) 247-3368 or visit



XL-sized veneers have been added to the COMPONEER system, the dental profession’s first direct composite veneering system. The XL sizes add a fourth maxillary size to the previously introduced small, medium, and large sizes. They are supplied in refill packs of 2 veneers in tooth sizes 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11 or in a complete set of all 6 maxillary sizes. A new COMPONEER Contour Guide is also available to make tooth size selection easy. Despite the larger size, COMPONEER XL veneers are priced the same as existing refills and sets, and they are just as adjustable, providing dentists with customizable options to better meet patient needs than porcelain veneers. Following the introduction last year of the COMPONEER system, clinicians expressed interest in a larger size COMPONEER for the North American market. For more information, call (800) 221-3046 or visit


Danville Materials

Accolade SRO (super radiopaque) flowable composite has a radiopacity of 320% of aluminum, (similar to titanium). Radiographs were never easier to read. SRO is an ideal material for a base with its high compressive strength. The Accolade family of flowables is a more thixotropic formulation of Starflow. Confirmed in a recent review by a leading clinical reviewer, Accolade SRO is the most radiopaque flowable on the market, yet it is value priced. It also offers the exceptional strength, aesthetics, and polishability of Starflow and other composites in the Accolade family. It is available in A-5, A-2, and extralight. For more information, call (800) 827-7940 or visit



Snap-On Smile is a practical and effective solution that serves as a noninvasive cosmetic enhancement option as well as a diagnostic appliance. It requires no prepping, injections, or adhesives. Its design is flexible, incredibly strong, and snaps right over patients’ natural teeth. Retention is completely tooth-borne, so the appliance does not impinge on the gum tissue or cover the palate, making it look and feel very natural. Patients love Snap-On Smile because they look great, and it allows them to eat and drink normally. It can be used as an implant provisional and as a replacement for partial dentures. It is also a terrific incentive for patients who are in need of—but are hesitant to commit to—more involved restorative treatments. For more information, call (888) 237-7294 or visit



More than 85% of doctors—according to a 2012 DENTSPLY Caulk survey—claim that SureFil SDR flow has simplified their Class I and II procedures. SureFil SDR flow material can be placed in 4-mm increments, saving up to 40% in placement time, making it the most preferred flowable composite for Class I and II procedures, according to the DENTSPLY Caulk survey. It possesses all the benefits that are desired in a flowable composite, including stress absorption and excellent cavity adaptation. It now comes with the added benefit of bulk filling. With its unique self-leveling handling, it requires little to no manipulation of the material after placement and provides excellent cavity adaptation. SureFil SDR flow material is the first-ever bulk-fill flowable base available in individual, predosed Compula tips and a convenient syringe delivery. For more information, call (800) 532-2855 or visit


Directa Dental

The CoForm matrix system is an innovative kit of preformed celluloid plastic transparent matrices specifically designed to restore realistic shape and form to composite restorations that replace incisal edges and fractured teeth. The preformed anatomical matrices are available in sizes that accommodate most clinical situations: anteriors, cuspids, and first molars. The handy clinical dispenser simplifies size and shape selection. For more information, call (800) 284-3368 or visit


DMG America

New PermaCem 2.0 provides an exceptional self-adhesive bond to zirconium. This universal, dual-cure composite luting cement can be used for the permanent cementation of crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays, and root posts without the need for separate enamel and dentin bonding. By incorporating a recently developed adhesive monomer formula, PermaCem 2.0 offers an exceptional bond across all substrates. Plus, as a single-step cement, it provides the added benefit of not requiring an etching step, which saves time and reduces post-op sensitivity. It also features a lower water sorption rate for greater reliability and improved aesthetics. It is exceptionally flowable under pressure, and excess can be quickly removed for fast and easy cleanup. It is available in shades A2 (Universal), A3 (Opaque), and Transparent. For more information, call (800) 662-6383 or visit


DUX Dental

Developed using proprietary prismatic nanofillers, ZONEfree has the ability to blend to any adjacent surface, making it a terrific option for all your temporary cementing needs, especially for aesthetic cases. It is a zinc-oxide noneugenol temporary cement that gives you effortless cleanup and unsurpassed ease of removal. This translucent temporary cement sets in 2 minutes without a curing light. For more information, call (800) 833-8267 or visit


GC America

The all-new FujiCEM 2 Automix offers the same glass ionomer cement advantages as the original GC FujiCEM but with even better physical properties and usability. Following 10 years of clinical success with GC FujiCEM, this next-generation, resin-modified glass ionomer luting cement, powered by F2 Flex Fuse Technology, incorporates new, high-elastic crosslinking monomers with a modified filler surface treatment to increase strength properties all around. With F2 Flex Fuse Technology, GC FujiCEM 2 Automix improves indirect restorations with increased strength, high fluoride release, low film thickness, and excellent marginal integrity. The automix paste pak dispensing system ensures a consistent mix every time, allowing you to place every restoration with the confidence that it will last. Fast, easy to use, and stronger than ever, GC FujiCEM 2 is the ideal luting cement for your indirect restorations. For more information, call (800) 323-7063 or visit the Web site


Glidewell Laboratories

The Inclusive Tooth Replacement Solution offers everything you need to complete implant-supported restorations for one, all-inclusive price. This all-in-one treatment solution features the Inclusive tapered implant, surgical drills, prosthetic guide, custom temporary abutment and crown for patient-specific soft-tissue management, a custom impression coping, and the final custom abutment and ceramic restoration. For clinicians who are placing their chosen implant system, there’s also the Open Platform Inclusive Tooth Replacement Solution. For more information, call (800) 471-9757 or visit


Ivoclar Vivadent

Tetric EvoCeram Bulk Fill is a faster posterior composite without compromise. It represents a significant advancement in the field of resin-based filling materials. Its unique formulation provides for faster, more efficient placement of direct composite restorations while sustaining long-term clinical performance. You can discover the 3 new patented technologies found only in Tetric EvoCeram Bulk Fill, including (1) Ivocerin, which is a new light initiator that provides a deeper and more efficient depth of cure and shorter curing time while enabling Tetric EvoCeram Bulk Fill to be cured in 4-mm increments in just 10 seconds, (2) stress relievers that are new fillers (prepolymers) that reduce shrinkage stress by absorbing the strain generated during the curing process, and (3) a light-sensitivity filter, which is a special additive that delays the effects of ambient light, extending the working time beyond 3 minutes. For more information, call (800) 533-6825, visit, or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



NX3 XTR combines the versatility of NX3 Nexus third-generation universal dental cement with the adhesion superiority of OptiBond XTR self-etch dental bonding agent. The result: an entirely new standard in effortless excess cement removal, lasting aesthetics, high adhesion, and minimal postoperative sensitivity. You can experience easy cleanup today by purchasing a kit. For more information, call (800) KERR-123 or visit


KöR Whitening

Developed by dentist and whitening science expert Dr. Rod Kurthy, the KöR Whitening System is unchallenged as the most effective teeth whitening system available. Based on the laws of physics and chemistry, the system relies on scientific principles to achieve whitening results that are unmatched. As the only whitening company to continuously refrigerate an entire line of whitening products from the moment of manufacture until dentists receive them cold, KöR Whitening gels do not contain chemical stabilizers that can cause sensitivity. Continuous refrigeration also gives the gels an exceptional shelf life of up to 24 months. From difficult cases like tetracycline, fluorosis, or geriatric staining to patients with average tooth color, there’s a KöR Whitening solution for any patient. It is the only whitening company in the world to offer a 100%-satisfaction money-back guarantee. For more information, call (866) 763-7753 or visit the Web site


Kuraray America

Panavia SA Cement has been designed to combine bond strength and simplicity into one dual-cure, self-adhesive product. With the addition of Kuraray’s proprietary MDP, there is no need for a bonding agent when using this cement. The simplicity feature stands out during the cleanup process. The cement is also incredibly easy to remove at the margins, leaving no room for damage to the gum tissue or the restoration itself. The cement, in syringe format, is available in either automix or hand mix to fit the needs of each patient and practice. For more information, call (800) 879-1676 or visit


MicroDental Laboratories

ZEUS Full Contour Zirconia Restoratives are a strong alternative to PFM and full-metal restorations. These restoratives offer aesthetic advantages over full metals and are more resilient to fracture or delamination than PFMs. They are highly biocompatible and are not affected by fluctuations in alloy prices. ZEUS Restoratives are available in 3 tiers of products. For more information, call (800) 229-0936.



EPIC-TMPT creates a resilient restoration that actually flexes with the tooth to absorb and dissipate occlusal pressure without causing marginal discrepancies. Conventional Class V restorations are stiff and may cause stress at the margins, which can result in leakage, sensitivity, staining, and dislodging. Made with a reactive organic filler (built on the TMPT molecule), EPIC-TMPT is more resilient than traditional microfills, and the bonded filler is tough and durable with superb wear resistance. EPIC-TMPT polishes beautifully. After a light polishing, margins simply disappear. For more information, call (800) 243-7446 or visit


Premier Dental Products

Enamel Pro is the only prophy paste formulated to deliver amorphous calcium phosphate. It offers innovative remineralizing technology through ACP. Scientific data supports the fact that Enamel Pro actually gives greater luster for whiter, brighter teeth. Patients and dental professionals will appreciate the unique presentation, the pleasant aroma, flavors, and taste of Enamel Pro as it removes stains and polishes quickly without splatter. The gluten-free version rinses off easily. Enamel Pro is available in fine, medium, and coarse grits, in boxes of 200 single-dose cups. New vanillamint is a welcome addition to the current flavors, which include mint, strawberry, cinnamon, grape, and bubblegum. For more information, call (888) 670-6100 or visit



Biodentine is an all-in-one dentin replacement material that is bioactive and biocompatible and can be used in both the crown and root wherever dentin is damaged. Indications include restoring deep cavities, pulp capping, pulpotomies, perforations, and internal/external resorptions. In addition to treating damaged dentin, Biodentine provides a number of clinical benefits, including remineralization, preservation of pulp, and prevention of clinical failures. Studies have shown that Biodentine induces odontoblasts, enabling mechanical properties equivalent to human dentin. (The studies are available upon request.) Biodentine is now available in an operatory 5-pack size. For more information, call (800) 872-8305 or visit


Top 25 Aesthetic/Restorative Products 2013