July/August 2016
Volume 37, Issue 3

Beautiful Restorations for Long-Term Oral Health

Simple, rapid, and bioactive

Taking an ordinary composite restoration to an extraordinary one through the use of bioactive materials allows for the creation of long-term oral health and beautiful restorations. Materials that provide a regenerative environment in which tissues can stabilize and repair while being simple and quick to use is advantageous to every clinician. The restoratives in the Giomer family (Shofu Dental Corp., www.shofu.com) feature a stable glass core coated with an ionomer (SPR-G) lining in a resin matrix. Long-term oral health and restoration longevity are increased due to the predictable antibacterial property features, as this case demonstrates.

Key Takeaways

• Along with the added benefit of fluoride release and recharge often associated with glass ionomers, Giomer restoratives combine excellent esthetics and physical properties with long-term independent studies to support their use.

• BeautiBond adhesive, Beautifil Flow Plus, and Beautifil II composite materials from Shofu Dental Corp. were used in recreating the natural appearance of the esthetic long-lasting restoration allowing for simplicity, speed, and bioactivity.

• The Giomer line includes flowables, sealants, posterior microhybrids, and bulk-fill materials to support all direct restorations.

About the Author

Sam J. Halabo, DMD
Adjunct faculty member
University of California at San Diego
San Diego, California
Private Practice
San Diego, California

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