Aesthetic Treatments

The Top Aesthetic and Restorative Products Used By Dentists

Restorative and cosmetic dentistry highly values its products – many of the tools often used at the office represent a huge investment into the practice itself and overall success rates for treatments. Many of the products used to provide us with the positive outcomes we’re looking for when treating patients from whitening treatments to composite bonding procedures. As the new year reigns in, we’re here to look at some of the top recommended products, what they offer in terms of innovation, and how they can be best applied in any practice for your care.

The New and Upcoming Products For This Year

When you visit a cosmetic dental office, many of the procedures used to help correct your smile often rely heavily on the applications used. While the other parts of any procedure consist of technique and educational skill, having the right composite resin or whitening kit makes all the difference when it comes to caring for your teeth. Ultimately, the best cosmetic and restorative dentists will always be on the lookout for products that have a high success rate, a unique formula/application, and have been clinically studied and approved of by organizations such as the ADA and FDA for use.

So, let’s get started! Here’s a breakdown of the latest cosmetic and restorative products that dentist use and should use in their practice:

  • Composite Systems: Composites often make up the core component of restorations and repairing tooth structures, and while each dentist often has their own techniques and preferences in performing standard procedures, gaining an inside look into their products can be insightful at best. For composite materials, Omnichroma Flow combines tooth shades into a composite resin material to make restorations along the front and sides of the teeth easier to maintain. Among others, Venus Pearl One is reported to blend seamlessly to the surrounding dentition and enable a quick and easy restorative procedure.
  • Universal Bonding Systems: For bonding tooth material and priming the tooth surface for restorations, finding the right adhesive system matters. One highly recommended system is the 3M RelyX Universal Resin and Adhesive system, providing optimal strength and can act as a universal primer for all materials. Another recommended bonding system is the KaVo Kerr OptiBond Universal Solution, as it’s compatible with all types of cement and composites.
  • Temporary Cement: In cases of prepping the tooth surface as a temporary measure, including using provisional crowns and bridges, one brand that’s gained popularity is the Provical QM Aesthetic temporary cement, which creates ideal adhesion with a semi-elastic consistency for easy cleanup.
  • Bioceramic Restoratives: Bioceramic materials have become a popular trend within the dental community for multiple reasons, and because of this, some new products that have risen include the Pulpdent Activa Bioactive Restorative and Ceramir Restore Quickcap, which bonds with the tooth material and infuses it with fluoride and other minerals to make it a permenant seal.
  • Whitening Systems: Lastly, dentists are always on the lookout for updating their whitening systems, especially as the demand for teeth whitening continues to rise. To meet these demands, new systems such as the Kor Whitening System and SDI pola In-Office Whitening System have been able to brighten teeth with powerful chemical solutions.

Overall, the world of dentistry presents a fascinating venture into how teeth are cared for and treated, and for us, it’s quite exciting! If you would like to learn about how your cosmetic procedures are performed, visiting your local dentist can help you gain more information about their products and services.

Maureen Karl, DDS, FAGD
As a graduate of the University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine in 2004, Dr. Maureen Karl continues to hone her craft through continuing education. Dental patients throughout the Granbury, TX area know they can rely on our practice for skilled dental care using the latest practices.