In this clinical case, the following products by 3M ESPE have been used: 3M™ ESPE™ Adper™ Easy Bond Self-Etch Adhesive, 3M™ ESPE™ Elipar™ S10 LED Curing Light, 3M™ ESPE™ Filtek™ Supreme XTE Flowable Restorative and 3M™ ESPE™ Filtek™ Supreme XTE Universal Restorative.
Figure 1: Initial situation
Figure 2: The old amalgam was removed and the cavity is ready for filling.
Figure 3: Adper™ Easy Bond Self-Etch Adhesive is applied after selective enamel etching with phosphoric acid.
Figure 4: The adhesive layer is polymerized for ten seconds utilizing Elipar S10 LED Curing Light.
Figure 5: A layer of Filtek™ Supreme XTE Flowable Restorative is applied at the bottom of the cavity.
Figure 6: After having light-cured the flowable composite for ten seconds, the modelation of the approximal cavity wall follows using Filtek™ Supreme XTE Universal Restorative. For this step, enamel or body shades should be chosen.
Figure 7: Afterwards, a layer of Filtek™ Supreme XTE Universal Restorative in a dentin shade is applied.
Figure 8: Each layer is polymerized for ten seconds with Elipar S10 LED Curing Light.
Figure 9: The completed restoration before finishing and polishing.
Figure 10: A highly natural, beautiful result is obtained.
Filtek XTE Flowable Restorative compared to current flowable*
Source: 3M ESPE internal data
In this clinical evaluation 133 dentists evaluated 3M™ ESPE™ Filtek Supreme XTE Flowable Restorative in their dental offices.
Of the 133 dentists, 20% used 3M™ ESPE™ Filtek™ Supreme XT Flowable restorative, whilst 80% used their current, most frequently used flowable composite. Of the latter group, 43% used a leading brand of flowable composite
The evaluators placed a total of 5,063 restorations:
70% were placed as a filling material
30% were placed as an internal surface application (liner, block out of undercuts)
More than 50% of dentists rated the “flow” and “overall aesthetic results” of Filtek Supreme XTE Flowable as better than most frequently used flowable.
In all the features compared, more than 80% of dentists rated Filtek Supreme XTE flowable restorative the same or better than their most frequently used flowable.