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.
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.
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.*
NaturalMatch technology uses nanofillers, proprietary low-stress monomers, and pigments to enable one-shade aesthetics to blend more naturally with dentition.*
Now you can keep dark areas from diminishing your aesthetic results. 3M's first Pink Opaquer effectively masks metal and stained dentition.*
An improved extra white (XW) simplifies the matching process without another specialty shade.
Explore the in-depth review of 3M Filtek Universal Restorative for:
Filtek Universal restorative has better polish retention than leading competitors.
* 6,000 Cycles of Simulated Toothbrushing, 3M Internal Data
94 % of dentists agree that Filtek Universal allows a simple and repeatable restoration process.
* 3M Internal Data
In 98% of posterior applications the opacity of Filtek Universal restorative matched the needs of dentists.
* 3M Internal Data
In a clinical evaluation from the Dental Advisor, 3M Filtek Universal received.
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. Dark areas in the teeth’s mesial aspect were more prominent than in the unfiltered photo
Bonding surface were etched with 3M Scotchbond Universal Etchant. The gel was rinsed off with water after 15 seconds.
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.
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. The 3M Sof-Lex Pre-Polishing Spiral (beige) was used first.
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.
Clinical dentistry and photography by:
Dr. Jordi Manauta, University of Siena, Italy, and University of Seville, Spain
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.
Filtek Universal Restorative has lower shrinkage stress than other composites, meaning you can worry less about stress.*
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.
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%.*
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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