As I’ve mentioned before, I like having options. There are so many different treatment situations and you never know what is going to walk through the door. I like to have the right material for the right situation… maybe that is why I love working at the Dental Advisor :-).
Here at the Dental Advisor we recently received Estelite Universal Flow (Tokuyama). If you like choices… wow, this is for you. This flowable composite is made with Tokuyama’s supra-nano, spherical filler technology which I have found makes your restorations very easy to finish. According to the manufacturer it also has a higher filler content than traditional flowables, does not compromise on strength, and is non-sticky.
This flowable composite comes in three different viscosities and a ton of different shades (High: 7 shades, Medium: 12 shades, Super Low: 6 shades). The Super Low flow is very thick. When we were playing with it, as you can see in the image below, it stacked up perfectly and did not move after that. The Medium Flow flowed out just a little, and the High Flow pancaked right out. The Medium Flow also comes in a compule (they call it PLT) that fits in your composite gun and has a long tip on it so you can still get it down to the floor of your box. All viscosities can be bought separately, so you just get the viscosities and shades you want.
What were the Initial Insights of the Dental Advisor team?
– The viscosities were exactly as promised.
– Lots of selection!
– Is it too much selection for some clinicians? Many prefer to minimize inventory.
– The Super Low viscosity was difficult to extrude, the other two were great.
– I really like the PLT (compule). I felt very stable extruding it compared to the syringes.
What do our Clinical Evaluators and their patients think about this product once it’s used in their offices? Look for our clinical evaluation in an upcoming issue!