Smart powder for dentine desensitization – The key to success

Active Care - Products
6 Jun 2017
Fig. 1

Img. 1 – Desensitizing powder (pro Sylc) applied with AquaCare iTip.

Fig. 2

Img. 2 – Structure of dentine.

Fig. 3

Img. 3 – Initial situation – dentine exposition.

Fig. 4

Img. 4 – Surface treatment.

Fig. 5

Img. 5 – Before & after.

Fig. 6

Img. 6 – The "smart powder".

Fig. 7

Img. 7 – Air-polishing procedure: before – after.

Fig. 8

Img. 8 – Treated dentinal surfaces; different microscopic images (courtesy of Prof. Salvatore Sauro) of bioactive smear layer.

Fig. 9

Img. 9 – AquaCare units.

 

Conclusions

Air-flow applied Sylc (NovaMin) does not only remove discolouration, but it also offers a rapid, efficient and long-lasting solution for dentine hypersensitivity. The smart unit of Aqua-Care allows the clinician to apply Sylc (NovaMin) with ease, which makes it an indispensable instrument of the modern dental office.

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