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One of my favorite things right now: Venus Pearl One and Venus Diamond One

Nov. 23, 2020
Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz has used two new composites to create esthetic, durable restorations on both anterior and posterior teeth. She explains how they performed in various clinical scenarios.

Single-shade composites can be an excellent solution to create efficient and esthetic direct restorations. An additional benefit of single-shade composite systems is that we can minimize the amount of inventory that is maintained in the dental practice.

Kulzer recently introduced Venus Pearl One and Venus Diamond One to the dental industry. Both are nanohybrid composite resins and have excellent physical properties, including high flexural strength and low shrinkage stress. The difference between the two: Venus Diamond One has a firm consistency, and Venus Pearl One has a creamier consistency.

I had the opportunity to try these composites, and I was pleasantly surprised. Both create beautiful dental restorations for a variety of clinical scenarios. I have used them in class I and class II restorations, as well as in class V restorations, incisal edges, and beneath an enamel shade on anterior teeth. Nanohybrid composite resins are ideal for posterior restorations, but both products offer great esthetics for anterior teeth and strength to predictably restore incisal edges. In this case, I replaced failing amalgam restorations on mandibular premolars (figure 1) with Venus Pearl One on the mandibular first premolar and Venus
Diamond One on the second premolar (figure 2). Since both composites are beneficial for class II restorations, the selection of one over the other would be based on the dentist’s preference for handling properties. Both composites offer excellent shade matching on teeth of various shades, excellent handling properties, and great results with polishing. These composites have quickly become a favorite go-to of mine for direct restorations and quadrant dentistry.

While I prefer the handling of one over the other, I’ve enjoyed this technology and the reliability of both of these composites to create esthetic and durable restorations on both anterior and posterior teeth. These are definitely one of my favorite things right now!

Photos courtesy of the author.

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Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, DMD, is the chief editor of DentistryIQ and editorial co-director of Through the Loupes. Based in Salem, Massachusetts, Dr. Maragliano-Muniz began her clinical career as a dental hygienist. She went on to attend Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where she earned her doctorate in dental medicine. She then attended the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Dental Medicine, where she became board-certified in prosthodontics. Dr. Maragliano-Muniz owns a private practice, Salem Dental Arts, and lectures on a variety of clinical topics. You may contact her at [email protected].