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The correct evolution in dental composite instruments...

SGS® Brand Dental Instruments

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Manufactured and Assembled in the US

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Three years of clinical in-house and independent evaluations have yielded the following perceived benefits:

  • Aids in the compaction of composite resin material - during placement and cure - to create a denser and stronger restoration, fewer voids in the composite.
  • Improved margin and seal of restorations.
  • Less post-op sensitivity.
  • Less retreatment.
  • Less recurrent decay and remakes.

Designed to be used with all non-flowable composites.

Holds down porcelain inlays, onlays, and crowns during the seat process.

Beneficial in contact forming to avoid open contacts.

Reduced composite pullback during placement with pullback eliminated altogether during cure!

The SGS® Instrument Line

Developed specifically to overcome the inherent composite adhesion and pullback issues associated with composite instruments currently at market.

Initial Tip Design

Each instrument in the initial line offering will be provided with a flat tip on one end and a domed tip on the other. The flat tip allows for better composite compaction. The domed tip allows for better composite shaping and forming. Both tips can be used during the curing procedure.

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Flat tip

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Dome tip

Tip Material and Finish

The tips are technologically advanced sapphire - highly machined and polished to achieve a virtually non-porous surface finish. Such attention to surface finish significantly reduces composite pullback adhesion.

No Wetting Agents Required!

Reduced composite adhesion eliminates the need for potentially detrimental wetting and bonding agents used to increase metal and plastic instrument tip lubricity.

Tip Hardness & Durability

One magnitude of hardness below diamond, the sapphire tips maintain their "like new" condition day in and day out with familiar cleaning and care procedures. Proper use and sterilization procedures will not degrade the tip or create surface pitting.

Eliminate Pre-Cure Pullback!

Leave optically clear tip in place while applying slight condensation to the composite during cure!

The SGS® Instrument Line

The following tip sizes are available:

1.5mm outer diameter tip

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2.0mm outer diameter tip

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2.5mm outer diameter tips and larger will be made available depending on market feedback.

Further tip sizes and shapes to be added to instrument line.


Class I Restoration

Class II Restoration

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Alan Wong, DDS, Lead Inventor

Evaluator Comments

"This is the best instrument I have used for placing composite fillings. The composite doesn't stick to the instrument as it does with metal instruments. There is no pullback effect from the composite because I am able to cure through the tip."

JaShon Hughes, DDS Denver, CO

"The instrument seems to dramatically reduce the creation of voids caused by pullback of the restorative material when using currently available instrumentation."

Bonnie Ferrell, DDS Denver, CO

"I really enjoyed using this instrument. I felt that the composites were placed much better and easier. Using the tip to hold the composite in the deep interproximal boxes and then curing with the instrument in place was a big benefit."

Larry Hagen, DDS Cincinnati, OH

"Great instrument!"

Vic Martel, DMD W Palm Beach, FL

"Worked as advertised. No wetting agent used. Curing throught the tip worked as advertised."

Daren Carlile, DMD Denver, CO

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