The European parliament discussed the Regulation of Mercury and came to an agreement that states that dental professionals are not allowed to use amalgam for pregnant or breastfeeding women, children under the age of 15 years or in deciduous teeth, except when deemed strictly necessary. These requirements have been agreed on to reduce the release of mercury into the environment.
Therefore, dental professionals need to find a good alternative for amalgam.
Which alternatives do you have?
To face the fact, it is not difficult to find an alternative for amalgam. The difficulty is to find a GOOD alternative that fits the needs of yours patient’ case.
To make things easy we at GC, believe you can find a valuable alternative for amalgam within 3 product groups. It just depends on the specifics of your case which product group offers you the perfect solution.
So, which criteria do you need to keep into account?
- Easy & Fast placement?
- Moisture tolerance?
- Proven longevity?
EQUIA Forte™ HT
- Ideal to use when isolation is difficult to achieve
- Chemical adhesion eliminating the need for a separate bonding
- Minimally invasive as only infected dentin needs to be removed
- Thanks to the very resistant final coating layer
- EQUIA Forte HT is a reliable long-term restorative system based on 12 years of proven clinical experience with EQUIA1-5
- Unlimited depth of cure
- Virtually no shrinkage due to the absence of resin monomers
- Very low technique sensitivity of the procedure
- Thixotropic viscosity?
- Wear resistance?
- Polishability & aesthetics?
G-ænial® Universal Injectable
- Injectable viscosity: stays in place but adapts to every cavity
- One material for all cavities (even load-bearing), without covering layer
- Based on FSC technology: excellent dispersion & adhesion of the fillers in the matrix
- Excellent durability in time
- Achieved with a short polishing time
- Optimal gloss retention
- Wide shade range
- Reinforcement effect?
- Perfect adaptation?
- Bulk placement?
FIBRE REINFORCED COMPOSITE
- Fibre reinforcement effect
- Superior Fracture toughness
- Optimal for large or cracked cavities
- Layers of up to 5,5 mm thickness with the Bulk shade
- Flowable consistency for a perfect adaptation to the cavity
- Enables to make a direct restoration where an indirect one could have been indicated
Aesthetic, biomimetic, strong and practical... With these properties, EQUIA Forte HT provides more effective treatment options for patients with deep carious lesions in my clinical practice - without any sensitivity.Dr Zeynep Bilge KütükTurkey
G-ænial Universal Injectable is the material of choice for all restorative indications. On top of being very easy to control, it has an exceptional strength and a perfect blending with the natural tooth tissues.Dr Ahmed Al-JaffIraq
Flowable, easy to use and biomimetic, everX Flow is a unique restorative material able to emulate both dentin and dentino-enamel junction (DEJ) by providing the elasticity and toughness of dentin and the unique stress-breaking property of the DEJ.Dr Mark FraterHungary
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EQUIA vs. composite
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EQUIA Forte vs. composite