Next Generation composite contouring instrument

We are dentists. We restore our teeth, right? So why are some restorations so difficult, even for the best of us? Personally, I think that composite restoration is one of the most difficult things we do in the dental field.
There are many things we need to consider: removal of complete and incomplete tooth decay, isolation, etching, dentin adhesives, glass ionomers and resins with amalgam (people still using amalgam?!), repair restorations, seals Cavity edge and course) aesthetics, function, and minimize the risk of dental caries recurrence.
I have placed a number of composite restorations and I am very proud of these restorations after the completion of the restorations, but the impression was not deep enough when the patients returned to their teeth. I also put the composites in place where I was very happy to finish them, and then I found that they looked great on X-rays and maintained their functionality and longevity, although I personally criticized the results negatively. I have accepted the journey I am taking on a lifetime to create beautiful and functional composite restorations. I hope that one day I will be more satisfied with them than criticizing them.
When placing composite restorations, I tried to create a sealed and polished coagulation restoration to prevent bacterial adhesion and accumulation. I also tried to create a contour restoration that simulates nature and function best. To do this, the choice of instrument is the key.
I have been using OptraSculpt Pads (Ivoclar Vivadent Inc.) since they first went public, and I have found that they have become my preferred tool for condensing composite materials. If you are unfamiliar with OptraSculpt Pad, it is an instrument handle that holds a disposable foam pad insert. The circular foam inserts are available in two diameters, 4 mm and 6 mm, which are slightly sponged and non-sticky. You can place the composites in place and the composites will stay where you want to keep! In addition, these kits are designed so that you can easily pick up the plug-in without contaminating other plug-ins.
When I heard about the next generation of OptraSculpt, I couldn’t wait to try it. In addition to the OptraSculpt Pad, the OptraSculpt Next Generation also offers accessories shaped like a ball, chisel and tip, and accessories designed to ideally enter the posterior teeth. Each attachment has a non-stick surface that is very helpful in handling composite materials.
OptraSculpt Pad
This foam pad insert is ideal for condensing front and back composites. Although I have found this type of insertion to be relatively common, I think it is particularly useful for condensing composites on cutting edges, smooth surfaces or single-sided restorations, and sealing screw access holes in implant-supported restorations. This insert is an exception to the incremental placement of composites in large restorations and the minimization of optimal condensation and voiding of composites.
OptraSculpt Next Generation Ball Accessories
The insert is particularly suitable for grinding the edges of composite materials, condensing the composite into small articles, and distributing the sealing material over the pits and cracks. In addition, this attachment is useful for rounding the edge ridges.
OptraSculpt Next-Generation Chisel Accessories
This attachment is especially useful for the following applications:
• Create anatomical edge ridges in Class II restorations
• Create grooves and main anatomy
• Condensing composites into Class V restorations
OptraSculpt Next Generation Cutting-Edge Tips Accessories
This attachment is very useful for creating anatomical depressions, grooves, and minor anatomical structures, and if you want to work extra hard to create a realistic occlusal anatomy, you can provide occlusal marks.
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