3M’s range of dental composites is designed to bring dentists critical benefits such as versatility, aesthetics, strength and clinical confidence to any restorative procedure – anterior or posterior.
Depending on your handling or technique preferences, you can choose from a range of micro or nano-hybrid composites, or step-up to 3M’s TRUE nanotechnology found in Filtek Supreme XTE and Filtek One ranges. This technology brings the important benefits of great aesthetics and also the control and predictability that you depend on in your procedures.
Explore the different categories below to learn more about the benefits.
Back in the day, micro hybrids and nano hybrids offered a significant improvement over older microfills. Since then, 3M has raised the bar offering composites with TRUE nanotechnology which enables dentists to deliver clinically-proven long-lasting oral health and natural looking aesthetics to their patients.
3M’s TRUE nanofiller technology offers strength and aesthetics as its nanoclusters maintain a uniform and smooth surface as they wear.
Nano hybrids, like micro hybrids, have discrete large and small particles but they have a slightly lower average particle size. For universal use, but mostly on posterior teeth.
Micro hybrids utilise a blend of discrete large and small particles to increase the filler loading and provide strength and wear resistance. For universal use, but mostly on posterior teeth.
Since the introduction of 3M Filtek Supreme brand, DENTAL ADVISOR has clinically placed and monitored over 3000 restorations. Some of these restorations date back more than 15 years with the initial launch of 3M Filtek Supreme. The performance of these restorations has been exceptional, regardless of the size of the restoration. Excellent aesthetics, low rate of fracture/chipping, minimal marginal discolouration, and minimal wear have been instrumental to the long-term success rate of these restorations. 3M Filtek Supreme XT and 3M Filtek Supreme XTE Universal Restorative earned a 15-year clinical performance rating of 96%.
Your composite choice often depends on your personal handling preferences and the chosen technique for your case. You might use a single body shade for a simple restoration, or a multi-layer shade technique for life-like aesthetics. Explore our diverse range of composites by technology-type below to find out more.
You want predictability and confidence with your products and procedures, but sometimes the curing step can feel like a leap of faith.
You can be more confident you have achieved a uniform and deep cure, even when you can’t get the light in a perfect position.