• Cure quality a key factor to long-term restoration success.

    February 03, 2020
    by Dr Paulo Moteriro, Portugal

     

    Cure quality a key factor to long-term restoration success.

    How well your light-curing device performs greatly impacts the success of your restorations – as well as the rate of failure – making it important to check your unit on a regular basis.

     

    How well your light-curing device performs has a great impact on the long-term success and stability of your restorations – as well as the rate of failure. A recent test of light-curing devices found various factors impacted the quality of a cure obtained intraorally, including different material shades and translucencies, debris on the tip, light damage and product degradation. To ensure a complete cure, take some practical measures and regularly check the performance of your light-curing unit. This can be achieved with the help of a 3M sales representative, who can test light-curing units in your practice and determine their individual curing times.

     

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