The new Venus Bulk Flow ONE offers an one-shade solution within the Venus family for basic posterior restorations. With its incredible shade-matching properties, Venus Bulk Flow ONE blends seamlessly into the surrounding dentition, independent of the tooth shade – even when used for bulk-filling cavities of up to 4 mm.
Venus Bulk Flow ONE combines the self-levelling effect of a flowable material with a high curing depth and good stability after application. This allows to place increments of up to 4 mm inside a cavity. With Venus Bulk Flow ONE dentists can reduce treatment time without the need for shade selection or the placement of a universal composite as an additional capping layer. With its range of indications from bulk filling through cavity lining to fillings in primary teeth, the efficient restoration procedure is further enhanced by the equally reliable and versatile bonding solution iBOND Universal.
Very small, recently placed ceramic inlays on teeth 14 and 15. Tooth 15 showed persisting pain when the patient bit down, as well as a highly increased sensitivity to cold. The suspected diagnosis was an infraction of tooth 15.
After the removal of the ceramic inlay on tooth 15, there was no infraction line, instead there wasa very deep cavity reaching close to the pulp without any caries.
The first layer in the proximal box and in the extended occlusal fissure, was created with Venus Bulk Flow ONE in "classic" flow layer thickness of 1-2 mm.
Venus Pearl in the self-adapting colour ONE was then used as a capping layer.
The finished and polished new restoration of tooth 15 at a follow-up visit after 6 weeks. The discomfort already significantly reduced in the meantime.
This lower left first molar (36) has had an amalgam restoration for many years, showing marginal gapping and hairline cracks surrounding the filling material.
After placement of the rubber dam, the amalgam restoration was removed with burs and appropriate water cooling. The cavity shows visible secondary caries.
The cavity was then disinfected with 20% Chlorhexidine for 2 minutes.
The cavity margins were treated with a 27-micron Aluminum Oxide blasting (Air Abrasion) to remove stains from the previous restoration.
Selective enamel etching was done with orthophosphoric acid.
The tooth was rinsed and dried without drying out the dentin. A paper pellet was placed inside the cavity to obtain dry enamel and with the dentin retaining a certain degree of moisture.
Due to the depth of the cavity the decision to use Kulzer's iBOND Universal was made. The used selective enamel etching technique allows proper adhesion for dentin and enamel likewise without the risk of over etching the dentin.
A thin layer of Venus Bulk Flow ONE was placed as a base inside the cavity and light cured. Afterwards Venus Pearl ONE, a monochromatic, pasty composite was applied incrementally to build up the restoration.
Oblique increment recreating the buccal triangular ridges was placed first and then light cured.
The final increment was placed, and light cured, rebuilding the palatal triangular ridges.
An air-blocking gel was applied on the finished restoration and the restoration was light cured through it. This way a composite surface without an inhibition layer was obtained. This enables the curing of the deepest part of the grooves that were created.
Final image after reconstruction with Venus Pearl ONE and polishing with Venus Supra. An aesthetically pleasing restoration with universal composite was achieved.
Na de succesvolle voorgaande edities biedt Kulzer in samenwerking met Plandent u wederom een unieke mogelijkheid om een hands-on cursus bij te wonen met Maarten de Beer!