What to look for in your composite restoration instruments setup?

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By HuFriedyGroup

Sun. 5. December 2021

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Is it possible to think that there might be a single kit suitable for all restorative procedures?

For general and cosmetic practitioners, limiting your setup to instruments which truly help you to be efficient matters. It is much more beneficial to have a few carefully-selected, high-quality instruments at the ready than a dazzling array leaving you wondering what to use next. 

As we know, creating an aesthetic restoration requires proficient and meticulous attention to detail.

To do it right, dentists need high-quality instruments that are up to the job of satisfying both patients and their own professional standards.

To do it efficiently, dentists need instant access to a set of instruments perfectly suited for the job, thereby reducing time wasted choosing instruments or working with suboptimal instruments.

High-quality craftsmanship as a “must”
Cheap instruments translate to poor craftsmanship. As asked in the past by Dr. Lauro Labanca, “Shouldn’t we place the same importance on the instruments we use as we do on the work we do when using them?”

Dental instruments should be carefully crafted by manufacturing artisans who share the same attention to detail as dental professionals.

The working ends of the WeRestore.it are made from Immunity Steel alloy, an optimal blend of carbon and chromium that provides strength and resists corrosion. Points are handcrafted by Hu-Friedy artisans who ensure each working end is flawlessly shaped, aligned, and sharpened.

Clear labelling for a better identification
Using the correct instruments at the right step of the procedure is a huge time savings during restorative procedures. When spreading composite material during an anterior restoration, for example, you want to be sure you have a fine blade in your hand and not a less dexterous paddled instrument.

WeRestore.it instruments are colour-coded so dentists can quickly identify the desired instrument at a glance. No more squinting at subtly different working ends.

XTS Working Ends for a less sticky composite material
When working with sticky composite materials, having instruments which place and shape materials effortlessly without sticking is a key point.

WeRestore.it features XTS (aluminum titanium nitride) technology on the working end coating. In fact, XTS composite instruments allow for exceptional non-stick placement of materials without discolouring the restoration. Studies indicate that AlTiN coatings are consistently harder, smoother and stick less as compared to Titanium coatings. Additionally, Hu-Friedy XTS instruments are made from Immunity Steel for longer life.

Ergonomic handles to enhance comfort while reducing hand fatigue
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a real problem in the dental profession. Even so, tired hands or slippery instruments can slow you down and impede the fine control needed for clinically desired restorations.

The weight and comfort of your instrument smooth handles make all the difference. Handles are also easy to clean, which saves time and prolongs the life of the instruments.

The essential restorative kit including “plug&sculpt” instrument
The Hu-Friedy 3SSENTIAL KIT by Werestore.it is the most straightforward kit of restorative ever made, with just three essential instruments at once: Anterior, Posterior and Spatula, from the Hu-Friedy Black Line Collection, plus the addition of the new Calibra, which helps to provide the proper anatomical curvature to the dentin material layer of a restoration. The three main instruments are synergic and interchangeable and the word “Essential” refers to the easiness of all restorative procedures focused on the essential steps to create high aesthetic composite restorations while using this kit. The revolutionary concept of “Plug&Sculpt” of the Posterior is very simple: one tip is used to plug the composite into the cavity and the other one can sculpt composite in additive and subtractive modelling techniques. The Anterior, instead, is called by the doctors “solid brush” since it models and spreads the composite very easily, just like a brush.

Featured by the WeRestore.it team
WeRestore.it is a project founded in 2016 by Gaetano Paolone and Salvatore Scolavino. WeRestore.it aims for excellence in adhesive direct and indirect restorative dentistry. Both Salvatore and Gaetano are active members of the Italian Academy of Restorative Dentistry. They wrote a book about direct posterior restorations edited by Quintessence Int. Publishing. Gaetano is adjunct professor of Restorative Dentistry at Vita e Salute University, San Raffaele, Milan. They lecture all around the world in restorative dentistry and run master courses in the WeRestore.it course center in Rome. 

For more information visit http://www.werestore.it/