3M Filtek Universal Restorative
- “Very esthetic and easy to match to the Vita shade guide.”
- “Nine shades make shade selection easier and requires less inventory.”
- “I liked the ease of control at the margins for occlusal and interproximal restorations.”
- “The pink opaquer blocks out dark stain perfectly.”
- “I would like to see a flowable Filtek Universal for deep restorations and proximal boxes.”
- Patented nanoparticles include nanoclusters for wear resistance and esthetics.
- High strength, suitable for stress-bearing areas.
- Smooth surface gloss and polish retention for excellent esthetics.
- Proprietary low stress monomers help to relieve shrinkage stress.
- New NaturalMatch technology, incorporating nanofillers, proprietary low-stress monomers and pigments, enable one-shade esthetics to blend more naturally with dentition.
- Shield from ambient light.
- Do not overwork the material.
- Pack in gently at first and use a ball burnisher in order to achieve the best surface-margin finish.
Filtek Universal Restorative was evaluated by 19 consultants, with a total of 494 uses.
- Good viscosity and handling
- Easy to pack and sculpt
- Pink Opaquer for blockout
- Good shade match with natural dentition
- High gloss finish
- Direct anterior and posterior restorations (including occlusal surfaces)
- Core buildups
- Indirect restorations including inlays, onlays and veneers
Filtek™ Universal Restorative contains patented nanocomposite technology designed to provide for excellent strength, wear resistance, polish retention, and esthetics. In addition, this new universal composite contains a low stress monomer that helps to relieve stress associated with polymerization shrinkage. It is available in eight designer shades plus extra white, all in a single opacity, allowing for easy shade matching with natural dentition. In addition, a Pink Opaquer (PO) is available for blocking out metal and dark dentin. Filtek Universal Restorative is available as 0.2 g capsules and 4g syringes in shades A1, A2, A3, A3.5, A4, B1, B2, D3, plus XW and PO.