Tetric EvoCeram earns high scores from dentists

Jan. 24, 2006
Survey indicates 94 percent of dentists recommend the nano-optimized composite formula.

In a recent survey of more than 700 dentists in the United States and Canada, Tetric EvoCeram — Ivoclar Vivadent's nano-optimized universal composite — was awarded an average rating of 4 out of 5 for every criteria evaluated.

Among dentists surveyed, 94 percent of respondents said they would recommend the product to other dentists.

Samples of Tetric EvoCeram universal composite were mailed to dentists, along with an evaluation card to rate multiple categories. These included handling properties, consistency of anterior restorations, consistency of posterior restorations, sculpting and modeling properties, finishing and polishing times, final gloss, and shade matching.

"We provide composites to satisfy all types of dentist demands," says Dr. Michael A. Gaglio, vice president of marketing for Ivoclar Vivadent. "For those who want only the ultimate in esthetics, we offer 4 Seasons. For those who want the absolute lowest wear, we offer Heliomolar. But for those who want a single composite for universal use that has the low wear of a microfill, the strength of a microhybrid and superior esthetics that are fast and easy to achieve, Tetric EvoCeram is it. The evaluation results prove it."

Although nanotechnology is a new buzzword in the industry, Ivoclar Vivadent has been manufacturing composites with this technology for more than 17 years, as in its industry leading Heliomolar, which contains what has been termed "particle-in-particle" technology. Tetric EvoCeram represents the revolutionary integration of three types of nanoparticles in a single composite formula.

"With Tetric EvoCeram, we simply took what we learned from the proven particle technology of Heliomolar—which is a microfilled composite widely used for posterior occlusal restorations—and put it into this new universal formula," says Dr. Gaglio. "We are pleased that dentists love Tetric EvoCeram as much as Heliomolar."