Posted 2014-10-10 6:10 PM (#200543) Subject: What the dental assistant says about curing light
When my Kerr rep stopped by to introduce SonicFill, I had no intention of purchasing it, but he talked me into trying it out on a few patients. After the first restoration, I was sold. The material flows from the handpiece and into prep similar to a flowable composite, but is firm enough to condense. While condensing the material, it did not stick to the instrument and pull out of the prep as my other composite often would.
SonicFill eliminated my problems with Class II restorations. I no longer need a base of a weaker flowable composite to fill voids, the pull back of the material out of the prep is gone, and the polymerization shrinkage is minimal, which allows me to bulk fill and maintain a nice interproximal contact. dental burs
What the dental assistant (Tija) says about SonicFill
When I was asked which products make my life as an assistant easier, three came to mind … and the very first one that jumped out at me is SonicFill. In our practice, we do more fillings than anything so this product is something we use several times a day.
I'm an expanded functions dental assistant (EFDA) in Missouri. I am qualified to place Class I, V and VI restorations. Many times, I work by myself when my team members are needed elsewhere. SonicFill gives me greater control without the help of an assistant. dental curing light
It has a special handpiece that delivers "molecular sonic energy." It's like the composite is almost liquefied, which allows it to flow into the prep and ensure void-free restorations. The composite itself is a highly filled nanocomposite that offers unrivaled shrinkage, esthetics and strength. It's a bulk fill that can be cured up to 5 mm in depth in 20 seconds. That means no time wasted in layering composites. It is fast!
The sonic energy from this handpiece allows the filler particles to be distributed more evenly, which makes for a smooth, pre-polished surface. After filling the prep, the viscosity begins to change and its consistency is between a flow and regular composite. As the material firms up, it's easy to work with. You'll find there is no sticking and no pullback. You can sculpt and manipulate this material to create beautiful anatomy.
We started with one. We now have three. I couldn't imagine going back to regular composites!