GC America has recently introduced two new products, G-Premio BOND™ and G-ænial Sculpt®. G-Premio Bond is a one bottle, universal (8th generation) adhesive that has a reliable bond to enamel and dentin and can be used in conjunction with a total etch, self etch, or selective etch technique. It is compatible with all direct restoratives and due to a very thin film thickness (3 µm) can also be used with indirect restorations when light cured. It features a new bottle design for more precise dispensing and temperature control and can be used to treat dentin hypersensitivity.
G-ænial Sculpt is a light-cured, universal, nano-hybrid composite with a uniform nano-filler dispersion that provides excellent wear resistance and a very low particle plucking rate. It is available in 17 shades (including opaque and enamel shades) and with its excellent polish and high gloss retention can be used equally well for anterior and posterior restorations. In addition, GC testing shows additional polish can be gained in mouth for up to 12 months through daily tooth brushing.
The following clinical case will demonstrate the use of G-Premio BOND universal adhesive and G-ænial Sculpt universal, nano-hybrid composite:
After administering a local anesthetic, tooth #31 was isolated with a rubber dam for the removal of the occlusal-buccal amalgam.
After removal of the amalgam and recurrent decay, the tooth was treated with an anti-microbial, rinsed, and lightly air dried.
A total etch technique was based on clinician preference and a desire for higher bond strength to uncut enamel. A ten second application (following manufacturer instructions) of G-Premio BOND was followed by air drying to evaporate the solvent followed by light curing.
Next, a layer of G-ænial™ Universal Flo was placed in the floor of prep and light cured.
G-ænial Sculpt in unitip delivery (Shade A1) was placed, shaped, and light cured in two increments.
G-ænial Sculpt has excellent handling properties, in that it is easy to shape and stays in place.
The rubber dam was removed, occlusion checked, and the restoration was polished. The barium glass filler in G-ænial Sculpt provides a superior polish and high gloss retention and its chameleon effect blends well with surrounding tooth structure.
Furthermore, G-ænial Sculpt is self-polishing with tooth brushing and is very radiopaque, making it easy to see on radiographs.