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Aesthetics with excellent handling

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aesthetic anterior restoration procedure
Anterior Restoration

Complete solution that leaves every patient
with a naturally beautiful smile.

Anterior restoration solutions

For patients, a restoration means a beautiful smile that looks natural and creates confidence. For you, it means a practice that runs smoothly and efficiently. Since more than 50% of restorative procedures involve direct restorations, 3M has a trusted procedure that allows you to create aesthetic restorations that blend naturally with existing dentition and with predictable clinical outcomes.

3M dental composites​ and adhesives are recognised for its reliable clinical performance. Dental Advisor’s 15-year study​ awarded 3M™ Filtek™ Supreme XTE Universal Restorative​ a performance rating of 96%, while 3M™ Scotchbond™ Universal Adhesive is the universal adhesive which has the most scientific evidence from peer-reviewed studies according to Scopus®.

Learn more about how 3M dental restorative solutions can provide your patients with beautiful smiles that last:

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    True nanotechnology

    Achieve brilliant polish retention and higher flexural and compressive strength with a blend of nanoclusters and nanoparticles found in 3M Filtek™ Supreme XTE Restoratives.

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    Exceptional handling

    3M Filtek™ Supreme XTE Universal and Flowable restoratives offer a choice of viscosity and ability to hold its shape for ease in completing challenging restorations.

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    Excellent aesthetics*

    Wide range of shades and opacities with natural-looking fluorescence to create virtually undetectable aesthetic restorations using single or multi-layer technique.

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*2018 Dental Advisor’s 15 Year Clinical Evaluation. Learn more >


Dental class restorations

  • Class 3 composite restoration

    Class III

    The challenge for Class III restoration is matching the composite to existing dentition. Offering over 36 shades and 4 opacities, creating natural-looking restorations is a breeze with Filtek™ Supreme XTE Universal Restorative​.

  • Class 4 restoration

    Class IV

    It can be time-consuming to rebuild the tooth structure layer-by-layer to make it look natural. The easy handling and versatile shades available with of Filtek™ Supreme XTE Universal Restorative​ assist to simplify the multi-shade technique. Additionally, being a nanocomposite material enhances polish retention.

  • Class 5 composite restoration

    Class V

    Cavities near the gingival area are small, irregular in shape, and moist. Work smarter using 3M™ Filtek™ Supreme XTE Flowable Restorative​. It adapts to any cavity, holds its shape when in place, and when used in conjunction with 3M™ Scotchbond™ Universal Adhesive bonds strongly to all surfaces.

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For best results, use 3M™ Scotchbond™ Universal Adhesive​. A versatile adhesive that reliably bonds on moist or dry dentin and complements any etching technique.


The StyleItaliano™ method

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  • Recreate beautiful smiles while saving valuable time with these simple StyleItaliano™ recipes. Combining dentin and enamel opacities, these recipes simplify the layering technique to achieve natural-looking aesthetic restorations.


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See how 3M restorative solutions are used to create and sculpt natural-looking teeth.


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