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3M ESPE Filtek Supreme Ultra Universal Restorative marks 10-year evolution

Oct. 4, 2012
A decade of existence for dental composite line.

ST. PAUL, Minnesota--3M ESPE is celebrating 10 years since the introduction of the Filtek Supreme Universal line of dental composite.

Introduced in 2002, the Filtek Supreme's nanotechnology enables dentists to use the dental composite to create restorations with esthetics. After 10 years, more than 400 million restorations have been placed using these products.

During the past decade, the Filtek Supreme line has been a leading nanocomposite. In fact, in the past year, 3M ESPE’s “Share Your Story” campaign has encouraged dentists to submit their personal experiences and anecdotes about improving patients’ smiles with this dental composite.

“We are proud to celebrate a decade of helping dentists create beautiful smiles and lasting restorations with this product,” said Drew Hoopes, marketing manager.

“It is a true testament to 3M ESPE’s innovative technology that Filtek remains such a popular and trusted material in so many practices.”

By incorporating true nanotechnology into the composite, the Filtek Supreme line provides the polish and polish retention of a microfill while maintaining the strength and wear properties of a modern hybrid dental composite.

Since the dental composite’s initial introduction, 3M ESPE has refined the Filtek formula through three generations, and today’s formula, 3M ESPE Filtek Supreme Ultra Universal Restorative, makes it easier for dentists to produce lifelike results with handling, lasting polish, and single-shade simplicity.

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