American dental manufacturer DMG has announced that it will formally unveil its new Ecosite Elements nanohybrid universal composite shade system at the upcoming Greater New York Dental Meeting from 26-29 Nov, and will be available for purchase from 1 Nov. The nanohybrid composite is intended for dental professionals to deliver aesthetically exceptional restorations, quickly and efficiently.
“There is a wide range of flexibility with this Ecosite Elements that allows you to obtain an ideal result easily. Everything you need in one system,” said Dr Scott Chanin, one of the material system’s original evaluators.
According to the company, the Ecosite Elements line’s compact range of shades across three modules — pure, layer and highlight — represents a manageable selection which allows for savings in storage and inventory expense. The system is also packaged in ergonomically optimised dispensers which provides options for dentin or enamel replacement, layering, individualisation and covering discolorations, with simple and accurate shade matching.
Moreover, Ecosite Elements’ mechanical values are designed to be well-suited for the anterior and posterior regions. Its NC1 technology aims to deliver good working characteristics, polishability and aesthetics results, with the silanisation of individual ultrafine filler elements that enables homogeneous distribution.
The NC1 technology makes the ‘Push-and-Flow’ technique possible, enabling the material to adjust to each situation. The initially firm consistency becomes noticeably softer during sculpting, allowing the material to be securely adapted to the cavity walls and eliminating bubbles or cracks for a final restoration that looks lifelike.
“Even in anterior cases, the restoration looks incredibly real. The base VITA shade matches the opacity or translucency of the tooth next to it, and then you can cover that with the next shade module. If you are trying to match a veneer on tooth No. 8 with tooth No. 9 and there is some imperfection on the enamel, you can’t tell the difference,” said Dr Alan Pressman, DMD.
The new composite can also be used in concert with other advanced materials in the Ecosite family, including Ecosite Bulk Fill and Ecosite Bond.