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Just want to clarify some things with Surpass

 
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mem3



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:15 pm    Post subject: Just want to clarify some things with Surpass Reply with quote

Hey all,

I just made the switch to Surpass and I'm very happy. I've switched from Amalgambond Plus which my father uses (hope to convert him too). I've got a few things I wanted to clarify before I go full speed ahead with it.

1. I noticed some people are etching the enamel margins with phosphoric acid. I agitate the uncut enamel an additional 5 seconds (for a total of 15 seconds) with Surpass 1, as the instructions state. Would etching with phosphoric acid be of additional benefit, say, when restoring class IV's, or would I be OK with just Surpass 1?

2. I've been air-thinning Surpass 3 with my directs for a few seconds before I light-cure. I assume this is ok?

3. After I place and adapt each increment of composite to the preparation, i dip the provided seamfree applicator in the well with seamfree, dab it on my glove a few times (to get rid of excess), and lubricate my uncured composite with the seamfree, and then light-cure. I repeat for each layer.

For my last and final layer, I dip my instrument in the seamfree, because I feel that it seems to "melt" my waxy/stiff Filtek Supreme Ultra, and it helps me blend it into my margins. Is there a problem with seamfree being co-cured with my composite on the outermost layer?

Thank you!
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john kanca



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1. I noticed some people are etching the enamel margins with phosphoric acid. I agitate the uncut enamel an additional 5 seconds (for a total of 15 seconds) with Surpass 1, as the instructions state. Would etching with phosphoric acid be of additional benefit, say, when restoring class IV's, or would I be OK with just Surpass 1?

I use nothing other than Surpass 1 and you likely have seen my recalls. I'll put them against anything.

2. I've been air-thinning Surpass 3 with my directs for a few seconds before I light-cure. I assume this is ok?

Yes, thin is good.

3. After I place and adapt each increment of composite to the preparation, i dip the provided seamfree applicator in the well with seamfree, dab it on my glove a few times (to get rid of excess), and lubricate my uncured composite with the seamfree, and then light-cure. I repeat for each layer.

For my last and final layer, I dip my instrument in the seamfree, because I feel that it seems to "melt" my waxy/stiff Filtek Supreme Ultra, and it helps me blend it into my margins. Is there a problem with seamfree being co-cured with my composite on the outermost layer?

Not at all. Any Seamfree on the surface will not polymerize. It copolymerizes very well when covered by a composite.
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mem3



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks John!
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