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3M ESPE Filtek Z250 Restorative (abridged)

Consultants’ Comments

  • “Filtek Z250 is proving to be a durable material for anterior and posterior use.”
  • “Surfaces are smooth and not grainy.”
  • “Many restorations are ‘invisible’ after five years.”


3M ESPE Filtek Z250 is a universal direct composite for anterior and posterior use. The composite is filled 60% by volume with 0.01-3.5-μm particles. Both syringes and unit-dose capsules are available in 15 Vita shades. The Introductory Kit includes one, 4-g syringe of A2, A3, B2, and C3 each; one, 3-ml bottle of 3M ESPE Adper Single Bond Plus; one, 3-ml syringe of 3M ESPE Scotchbond Phosphoric Etchant; and accessories. Filtek Z250 was evaluated long-term in over 301 restorations. This product received a 97% clinical rating.

Editors’ Note: The original evaluation was published in THE DENTAL ADVISOR, Vol. 21, No. 4, May 2004.