3 Reasons to Use a Stackable Composite

Until recently, clinicians had two options for composite viscosity, either flowable or packable. Now there is a new category of material that provides the best of both worlds: the stackable composite.

Here are three reasons why dentists are choosing stackable composites for their restorative procedures:

Ease of Placement: Stackable composites adapt to line angles and the axial walls of a cavity, especially in deep preparations. They also hold their shape and do not slump, making them ideal for areas that require layering and/or controlled placement.

Versatility: Stackable composites are indicated for all classes of restorations. Clinicians can use this one material to line the bottom of a preparation, build up the restoration and create occlusal anatomy. This simplifies clinical technique (no need for multiple composites), cuts down on waste and reduces inventory.

Strength: Stackable composites are highly filled, with strength, durability, and wear comparable to packable materials. A new universal stackable material also contains a rubberized resin that absorbs shock and resists fracture and chipping, even when applied in thin layers on beveled margins.

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