The composite is immediately ready for use because the preparatory steps of etching, priming and bonding are contained in Constic.
Reliable adhesion without other materials: no easy task for a composite. Typically, this requires special bonding molecules, like those in Constic. Based on successful bonding systems, molecules were developed that can etch enamel and dentine, bond with them like a glass ionomer, and also co-polymerize with the composite. In order to make bonding easier for the molecules, it helps to massage in Constic thoroughly. The self-neutralizing acid groups then react with the moist enamel and dentine, forming a durable tooth-like chemical bond.
The new 3-in-1 flow combines etching gel, bonding agent and flowable composite in one single product. You thus save treatment steps – and thereby benefit from increased safety during application.
The shear bond strengths measured in a study by C. A. Munoz-Viveros at the State University of New York at Buffalo* demonstrate very good results for Constic on enamel and dentine. The bond strength values for Constic exceed those of the other self-etching, self-adhesive flowable composites tested in the study.
Constic reaches very good results both on enamel and dentine compared to regular flowables bonded with an adhesive. There are no significant differences in this respect.
Noteworthy: Constic achieves roughly the same good adhesion values on enamel and dentine. These are clearly different in the self-adhesive competitors.
Etching, bonding, filling in one step. This saves time and money – and minimizes potential sources of mistakes. Furthermore, self-etching, self-adhesive Constic ensures a reduction of postoperative sensitivities. The cone-shaped brush, DMG’s »Clip-on brush«, makes even deep fissures easier to reach.