Restorations that cross generations

EQUIA Forte HT – a bulk fill glass hybrid restorative system consisting of a glass hybrid in capsules (EQUIA Forte HT Fill) and a wear resistant coating (EQUIA Forte Coat)

Moisture tolerant

Because of EQUIA Forte HT’s strong chemical bond and outstanding wettability there is no need for conditioning, bonding or placing a rubber dam. The bond strength is not compromised, even in the presence of saliva.

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Fast

As there is no need to place a rubber dam, no need to layer (EQUIA Forte HT is a true* bulk-fill material) and no need for complex finishing and polishing (thanks to the coating). A finished restoration is already obtained in 3.5 minutes.
*EQUIA Forte HT has negligible shrinkage stress and unlimited depth of cure

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Easy

The 5-step procedure of preparing, bulk filling, finishing, coating and light-curing without adaption of the procedure depending on the age of the teeth (young to sclerotic dentin) cannot be made any easier.

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Scientifically proven

Thanks to its unique interaction with the reinforcing coating, EQUIA Forte HT is a reliable long-term restorative system based on 12 years of proven clinical experience with EQUIA *

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Cost-effective

In a study involving 180 patients and 360 class II restorations, Glass-hybrids show a higher cost-effectiveness initially and after 3 years compared to Nano-Hybrid Composites.

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Because of its ease of use, fast procedure time and self-adhesive capabilities,
EQUIA Forte HT is truly fit for everybody. From children to elderly or high-risk patients.

Videos

Product information

Step-by-step video

Stamp technique video

Class V restoration using EQUIA Forte HT with a clear step-by-step

Clinical examples

Amalgam replacement

Matteo Basso, Italy

MIH

Patrick Rouas, France

Class I, Class II

(stress bearing and non-stress bearing)

Zeynep Kütük, Turkey

Paedodontic

Magda Kurkuba, Poland

Geriatric

Wim Klüter, Netherlands

Downloads

EQUIA Forte HT Technique guide
Treatment solutions for MIH
Low aerosol restoration
Comprehensive guide/scientific manual
An aesthetic and biomimetic approach with a glass hybrid for direct restorations – Ass. Prof. Zeynep Bilge Kütük, Turkey
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Cost efficiency study reports

Cost-effectiveness of glass hybrid versus composite in a multi-country randomized trial
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Glass hybrid versus composite for non-carious cervical lesions: Survival, restoration quality and costs in randomized controlled trial after 3 years
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Glass hybrids versus composite: Efficacy and cost-effectiveness in a multicentre clinical study
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Testimonials

EQUIA Forte HT I use longtime and every day. In all recommended indications works very good. I'm very satisfied!

Dr. M.ČernyCzech Republic

As I am a pediatric dentist, EQUIA Forte and now EQUIA Forte HT is part of my daily routine. I do not need to isolate and with children it is important to work quick and without a lot of steps to restore.
EQUIA Forte HT has excellent viscosity, aesthetics and is very easy to place in a bulk. EQUIA Forte HT is actually the only material I use these days for class I and II restorations.

Dr. V.SavaRomania

EQUIA Forte HT is for me the material of choice in almost all cases of class I and II restorations, it is quick, strong and quite aesthetic. It is also time saving, which is a big advantage in a clinic with many patients. Handling is comfortable and the fact that it's a glass hybrid makes me more confident to use than using a composite.

Dr. L.MicuRomania

I have been using Equia forte glass ionomers for many years. So far, Equia glass ionomers in my clinical work have shown excellent results in the treatment of severely damaged teeth. The latest, improved Equia forte HT glass ionomer is used as a replacement for dentin in cavities, especially in deep cavities after endodontic surgery. The advantage of Equia Forte HT is that it is introduced by bulck technique and by releasing fluoride it reduces the possibility of developing secondary marginal caries.

Prof. Dr. Sc. Ivica AnićCroatia

In our pediatric dental department at Barzilai Medical University Center, Ashkelon, Israel, we are using glass ionomer restorative materials from GC for the last 15 years, with very high rates of success. Equia Forte HT, the new material, is in use for the last year, and it showed better wear resistance and the material is very user friendly. Thank you, GC, for improving the glass-ionomer material which is so important in minimal invasive dentistry, especially in pediatric dentistry.

Dr. Zilberman UriHead of the Pediatric Dental Clinic, located at Barzilai Medical Center, Ashkelon, Israel

I have been using EQUIA Forte HT as an amalgam substitute for one-, two- and three-surface fillings in the posterior region in my practice for four years.
After mixing in the capsule mixer, the material is placed into the cavity under continuous pressure so that the tip of the applicator is in constant contact with the cavity floor until the cavity is filled. Slowly pull the tip out of the filling while maintaining pressure so as not to produce any air pockets. After a waiting time of approx. one minute, material then has a doughy consistency, the filling can be tamped and modelled as usual with ball tamper and spatula.
Important: Insulate the modelling instruments with cocoa butter (also available at GC).
After another three minutes the material is hardened enough to remove the matrix and start the finishing. For this I use Arkansas stones in the blue angle piece at low speed.
Finally, the filling is sealed with GC EQUIA Coat.
I am very satisfied with this material as an amalgam substitute in terms of processing technique and stability. Patients mention the absence of metal and the appearance as arguments.

Ordination Dr. Ulrich SchmiedAustria

EQUIA Forte HT is convincing with its wide range of applications. Especially in situations where sufficient dry working environment is not possible (deciduous filling, deep proximal defects, deep cervical defects, build-up fillings during a preparation, etc.), it can be used reliably and without worrying. I also use it as a standard filling material when patients ”only” asking for filling materials paid by the health insurance. It is used as a good and, above all, tooth-coloured amalgam replacement, especially as my practice works completely amalgam-free. Due to the heat generated by the polymerization lamp, the setting process can be accelerated and thus work can be done very time efficiently. The application of the coating gives Equia Forte HT very good abrasion stability. Overall, this is a very good material that convinces with its versatile application possibilities and reliable quality.

Dr. Ingmar A.C.RuschGermany

EQUIA Forte HT is the ultimate biomimetic restorative material. I have used GC glass-ionomers for twenty years and with its unbeaten track record, we now have a unique hybrid version with intelligent particle chemistry. It is my number one choice for posterior foundations such as cores for indirect crowns and as a dentine substitute under direct composites. It is easy to handle, use, adapt, and sculpt, making placement simple with great result. Its high strength coupled with its ability to chemically bond to tooth structures gives me the confidence and predictability to provide successful restorations, and for me this is definitely a positive clinical experience.

Dr. Akit Patel, Specialist ProsthodontistUnited Kingdom

* Studies

  1. Gurgan et al. A randomized controlled 10 years follow-up of a glass ionomer restorative material in class I and class II cavities. J Dent. 2020 Mar;94:103175. doi:10.1016/j.jdent.2019.07.013.
    EQUIA vs. composite
  2. Gurgan et al. Clinical performance of a glass ionomer restorative system: a 6-year evaluation. Clin Oral Investig. 2017;21(7):2335-2343.
    EQUIA vs. composite
  3. Türkün et al. A Prospective Six-Year Clinical Study Evaluating Reinforced Glass Ionomer Cements with Resin Coating on Posterior Teeth: Quo Vadis? Oper Dent. 2016;41(6):587-598.
    EQUIA vs. Riva Self Cure
  4. Basso et al. 7 Years, Multicentre, Clinical Evaluation on 154 Permanent Restorations Made With a Glassionomer-based Restorative System. J Dent Res. 2016;95 Spec Issue B: #0446.
  5. Klinke T. et al. Clinical performance during 48 months of two current glass ionomer restorative systems with coatings: a randomized clinical trial in the field. Trials. 2016;17(1):239. doi: 10.1186/s13063-016-1339-8.
    EQUIA vs. glass ionomer with conventional coating
  6. Gurgan et al. 12-month Clinical-performance of a Glass-hybrid-restorative in Non-caries-cervical-lesions of Patients With Bruxism J Dent Res. 2018;97 Spec Issue A: #0235.
    EQUIA Forte vs. composite
  7. Shimada et al. Evaluation of Mechanical Properties of New GI-restorative (EQUIA Forte® HT). J Dent Res. 2019; 98 Spec Issue A: #3662.
    EQUIA Forte HT
  8. Y. Hokii et al. Fluoride Ion Release/Recharge Behavior of Ion-Releasing Restorative Materials, Dental Materials, Volume 35, Supplement 1, 2019 (Accepted for publication).
  9. Literature review, presented at IADR 2019 by Prof Soraya Coelho Leal.
  10. Miletic et al. Clinical Performance of a Glass-Hybrid System Compared with a Resin Composite in the Posterior Region: Results of a 2-year Multicenter Study. J Adhes Dent. 2020;22(3):235-247. doi: 0.3290/j.jad.a44547.
    EQUIA Forte vs. Composite