3M™ Filtek™ Universal Restorative

Do you need a composite that can be used for a majority of cases, that helps create high-end, single-shade aesthetics—in a simpler way?
3M Filtek Universal Restorative is a class of universal composite that offers high-end aesthetics, strength and durability in a simpler way.

Filtek universal in a dental setting
8 shades, 1 universal opacity.

Efficient restorations that don’t compromise aesthetics.

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    What if a composite could help simplify your workflow?

    Most dentists use a single shade for 80% of their restorations.* Do you trust that your single-shade restorative will deliver on aesthetics without sacrificing efficiency?

    Filtek Universal restorative is designed to make single-shade restorations easier.

Simplify your shade selection with 3M Filtek Universal Restorative

Just eight designer shades and an Extra White cover all 19 VITA classical and bleach shades. Featuring NaturalMatch technology with proprietary low-stress monomers —which we combined with 3M’s TRUE nanotechnology — to help reduce shrinkage stress.*

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    Cover 100% of VITA shades with just eight designer shades

    NaturalMatch technology uses nanofillers, proprietary low-stress monomers, and pigments to enable one-shade aesthetics to blend more naturally with dentition.*

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    Cover dark stains with pink opaquer

    Now you can keep dark areas from diminishing your aesthetic results. 3M's first Pink Opaquer effectively masks metal and stained dentition.*

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    Match the shade of bleached teeth

    An improved extra white (XW) simplifies the matching process without another specialty shade.

Indications for 3M Filtek Universal restorative

  • tooth showing Class 1 indications
    Class I
  • tooth showing class 2 indications
    Class II
  • root of tooth showing class 3 indications
    Class III
  • root of tooth showing class 4 and 5 indications
    Class IV & V
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Reviewed by Style Italiano

Explore the in-depth review of 3M Filtek Universal Restorative for:

  • In depth clinical cases including
  • Expert testimonials & usage tips
  • Hands on videos

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Experience the difference 3M’s nanotechnology makes.

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Internal studies prove 3M Filtek Universal Restorative’s performance

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    Better polish retention than leading competitors*

    Filtek Universal restorative has better polish retention than leading competitors.
    * 6,000 Cycles of Simulated Toothbrushing, 3M Internal Data

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    Simple and repeatable process*

    94 % of dentists agree that Filtek Universal allows a simple and repeatable restoration process.
    * 3M Internal Data

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    Opacity matches the needs of dentists*

    In 98% of posterior applications the opacity of Filtek Universal restorative matched the needs of dentists.
    * 3M Internal Data

     

Dental advisor awards

Proven clinical performance

In a clinical evaluation from the Dental Advisor, 3M Filtek Universal received.

  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐    Rated as "excellent product"
  • 96% clinical rating
  • 100% would recommend to a colleague

Read the full evaluation on Dental Advisor

Clinical case: It’s all about the shape: Direct Anterior Solutions

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  • Composite restoration on the maxillary central incisors needed to be replaced.

    Initial situation: Composite restoration on the maxillary central incisors needed to be replaced. Composite veneers were planned.

  • Photo taken using a polarising filter revealed internal structure and restorations.

    Photo taken using a polarising filter revealed internal structure and restorations. Dark areas in the teeth’s mesial aspect were more prominent than in the unfiltered photo

  • Bonding surface was etched

    Bonding surface were etched with 3M Scotchbond Universal Etchant. The gel was rinsed off with water after 15 seconds.

  • Tooth built back up with 3M Filtek Universal

    After the adhesive was applied, the interproximal and cervical area of the right central incisor were built up with 3M Filtek Universal Restorative A2 shade, light cured, and the matrix was removed.

  • Initial result after tooth restoration with dental composite

    Appearance of the restoration immediately after the application of the last layer of composite and removal of the second matrix. The shape looked good, while the texture needed to be refined.

  • Restoration surface was polished with the 3M Sof-Lex Diamond Polishing System.

    Restoration surface was polished with the 3M Sof-Lex Diamond Polishing System. The 3M Sof-Lex Pre-Polishing Spiral (beige) was used first.

  • Next, the 3M Sof-Lex Diamond Polishing Spiral (pink) was used.

    Next, the 3M Sof-Lex Diamond Polishing Spiral (pink) was used. A natural gloss was achieved without the need for polishing paste.

  • Final result: The patient’s smile was restored with lifelike results.

    Final result: The patient’s smile was restored with lifelike results.

  • Dr. Jordi Manauta

    Clinical dentistry and photography by:
    Dr. Jordi Manauta, University of Siena, Italy, and University of Seville, Spain

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Learn more about 3M Filtek Universal Restorative

  • Filtek Universal shade selection guide
    Download Filtek Universal shade selection guide

    See how our Filtek Universal shades match up to the VITA classical shades.

    Download shade selection guide (PDF, 305KB)

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    Shade Technology

    See how the opacity provides a chameleon effect that helps shades blend in more naturally with surrounding dentition. Duration: 2:01 min

  • tooth being restored
    See how a unique capsule tip makes placement easier

    Can using a tip that’s longer be the difference between reaching the base of a deep restoration … or not?
    Duration: 1:59 min

  • 3M Filtek Universal technique guide
    Technique Guide

    This interactive guide has step-by-step illustrations and easy instructions that are important to know in advance of the procedure.

    View technique guide (PDF, 2.7MB)

See 3M Filtek Universal Restorative in Action

Filtek Universal Restorative is simple to use—and we made learning more about it simple, too. By presenting important topics in short videos, we’ve created effective learning experiences you can fit into your day.

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    Filtek Universal Restorative: Overview

    Duration: 1:55 min

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    Filtek Universal Restorative: Nanotechnology

    Duration: 0:52 min

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    Filtek Universal Restorative: Color Science

    Duration: 0:52 min

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    Filtek Universal Restorative: Radiopacity

    Duration: 1:20 min

Simplify your day with 3M Filtek Universal Restorative

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    Worry less about shrinkage and stress

    Filtek Universal Restorative has lower shrinkage stress than other composites, meaning you can worry less about stress.*

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    See composites on a radiograph

    Instead of guessing between tooth structure and composite material, Filtek Universal Restorative helps you easily identify composites at recall.

    **200-250% or greater considered most appropriate for composites.

  • icon showing temeperature next to numbers
    Warm with confidence

    Filtek Universal Restorative capsules can be warmed up to 70°C for one hour, by doing so this lowers extrusion force and doesn't change physical properties.*

    Warming lowers capsule extrusion force by 75-80%.*

Dive a little deeper with insights from industry experts

  • Brain floss blog with Prof. Paulo Monteiro
  • Before and after photo of anterior restoration
  • Clinical Case: Solving Aesthetic Issues in the Anterior Region with Composite

    The biggest challenge was to mask the heavy discoloration while restoring the teeth to a natural shape and shade. 3M™ Filtek™ Universal Restorative was selected to accomplish this task. The Pink Opaquer was applied in a thin layer to cover and optically mask the discolorations.

    Author: Prof. Paulo Monteiro

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