Flow-It! ALC Flowable Composite
- “Straightforward and easy to use.”
- “Great for Class V restorations using cure-through matrices.”
Flow-It!® ALC™ Flowable Composite is an accelerated light-cured, flowable hybrid composite for Class V, small Class I and III restorations, as a primary “wetting” layer for composite restorations, and for repair of marginal defects. The introductory kit contains 6, 1-ml syringes in Vita shades A1, A2, A3, B2, C3 and Universal Opaque with a supply of needle syringe tips. Flow-It! ALC is also available in 22 additional shades. The value pack contains 6 syringes of a single color and a supply of tips. The manufacturer recommends that this material be stored at room temperature rather than in the refrigerator. Recommended curing time with a high-speed light is 3 seconds with a final increment cure of 6 seconds. With a conventional light, the recommended curing time is 10 seconds with a final increment cure of 20 seconds. Flow-It! ALC was evaluated by 24 consultants in over 650 applications. Flow-It! ALC is a highly recommended flowable composite. It received a 92% rating.
Flow-It! ALC was well received by consultants. The ease of use, accelerated cure and masking ability of the opaque shade received excellent ratings. While consultants reported excellent viscosity in most applications, several felt the material flowed too readily in Class V restorations. Consultants were pleased with the shade selection and shade match to the tooth. Flow-It! ALC adapts well to margins and provides an excellent final polish. Twenty-two of the 24 consultants who evaluated Flow-It! ALC felt that it was as good as or better than the current flowable composite they were using and would purchase or recommend it.
- Good for Class II restorations, Class V abfraction lesions and for blocking out small undercuts in crown preps.
- Use for repairing non-carious amalgam margins or as a liner under packable composites.
- Useful with air abrasion for preventive resin restorations (PRR) or as an occlusal sealant.
- Cure Class V restorations promptly after placement due to low viscosity.