3s PowerCure: The art of efficiency with posterior restorations

By Ivoclar Vivadent
March 13, 2019

COLOGNE, Germany: The incremental layering technique is very time-consuming, especially when dealing with large cavities. Dentists can now reduce their treatment time by more than half while achieving the same aesthetics and function. The 3s PowerCure product system by Ivoclar Vivadent is key to this improvement in efficiency.

Many dentists would welcome an efficient alternative to the complex multilayer technique. They want a composite that optimises their treatment times and offers higher processing safety. This applies in particular when dealing with larger restorations in the posterior region of permanent dentition, of Class I and II cavities. The 3s PowerCure system offers a solution: products that are optimally coordinated for direct restorative procedures, enabling aesthetic, efficient high-quality posterior restorations.

The 3s PowerCure is an open product system. The single-component adhesive Adhese Universal, the intelligent, high-performance curing light Bluephase PowerCure, and the sculptable Tetric PowerFill and the flowable Tetric PowerFlow 4 mm composites—the latest innovations from Ivoclar Vivadent—form part of this product system. The extended layer thickness of up to 4 mm significantly reduces the number of treatment steps required.

Conventional composites designed for the placement of large increments are often very translucent. The highly reactive light initiator Ivocerin has paved the way for the development of Tetric PowerFill and Tetric PowerFlow for aesthetic posterior restorations. These 4 mm composites offer enamel- and dentine-like translucency levels. This allows the dentist to achieve the same aesthetic results in the posterior region as with conventional composites. In addition, these materials can be light-cured from the occlusal aspect in only 3 seconds with the new Bluephase PowerCure curing light.

Bluephase PowerCure is a new generation of curing light. It is the smartest Bluephase that ever existed. Thanks to the automatic assistance system, the device automatically detects unintentional movement of the handpiece during the light-curing procedure. It alerts the user of improper operation by vibrating and automatically extends the exposure time. If the accidental movement prevents the material from curing properly, the light will automatically interrupt the exposure cycle. It can then be repeated correctly.

Owing to the fewer layers and extremely short exposure times, the 3s PowerCure product system reduces the risk of application errors and insufficient curing. Dentists will notice the difference right away.

Visitors to IDS 2019 are invited to stop at the company’s stand (Hall 11.3, Booth A20–D39) to try out the new 3s PowerCure product system.

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