Apex Information Exchange Forum Index Apex Information Exchange
Hosted by Dr. John Kanca III DMD
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   UsergroupsUsergroups   REGISTER 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Visit Apex Dental Materials     Upload Photos To Your Post


Titan
Goto page 1, 2, 3, 4  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Apex Information Exchange Forum Index -> About Titan
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
john kanca



Joined: 14 May 2005
Posts: 6346

PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:50 am    Post subject: Titan Reply with quote

Titan is a new flowable resin composite from Apex. It is an interesting material; it is not as polishable as most flowable composites but it is not designed to be polishable. Polish is not a requirement of flowable composites.

This flowable composie is meant to be placed as a bottom layer of class I, class II and clas V restorations. Polish is not necessary in those areas. Titan is a very tough resin composite. The filler particles are chosen because they impart a high degree of fracture toughness to the resin.

Titan is thixotropic- it will stay where you place it, yet still allow you to easily move it about the cavity.

Titan is radiopaque.

Titan may be used for small, thin class I restorations and for pit and fissure sealants as well.

I am currently using it as the bottom half of class I and class II restorations, because it is far easier to do that than it is to insert conventional composite. This is where strength becomes important.

Titan has a high degree of conversion.

I will be posting some images of recalls of small occlusal restorations and some radiographs soon. Cool
_________________
"You need me on that wall."


"You don't have a town named after you"
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
john kanca



Joined: 14 May 2005
Posts: 6346

PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One year recall of Titan in PRR:


_________________
"You need me on that wall."


"You don't have a town named after you"
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Ekrause



Joined: 11 May 2005
Posts: 782
Location: I'm here now.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great John!! Do you have a prep image so we can see the extent of the restoration??
_________________
No, Donny, these men are nihilists, there's nothing to be afraid of....
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
john kanca



Joined: 14 May 2005
Posts: 6346

PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do not. It wasn't very large, but that is the point. I do not intend it for large restorations- only small ones.

The tooth was untouched prior to the image.
_________________
"You need me on that wall."


"You don't have a town named after you"
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Ekrause



Joined: 11 May 2005
Posts: 782
Location: I'm here now.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool John!

When you place it for the first half of your class II restorations, are you building the contact in it, or your hybrid??
_________________
No, Donny, these men are nihilists, there's nothing to be afraid of....
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
john kanca



Joined: 14 May 2005
Posts: 6346

PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

By the way, it's the occlusal restoration in the molar. Cool
_________________
"You need me on that wall."


"You don't have a town named after you"


Last edited by john kanca on Mon Jan 15, 2007 3:00 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Howardmg



Joined: 11 May 2005
Posts: 455
Location: Bethlehem, PA.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John-

To add to Erik's question, when you put the first layer on Titan in, is it still just a .5mm coat, cure and then 2mm increments until you have it half way filled, or is the first increment 2mm thick?

On those occlusals that you did, did you polish and seal them afterwards of just leave them as is?

Thanks....Howard
_________________
Take Care...Howard

Howard M. Goldstein DMD.
Bethlehem. PA.
www.exceldentalcare.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
john kanca



Joined: 14 May 2005
Posts: 6346

PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The first layer was 0.5 mm.

The succeeding layers were 2 mm.

And I think all I did was smooth it off with a silicone point- Centrix Identoflex. Sometimes nothing at all is required.
_________________
"You need me on that wall."


"You don't have a town named after you"
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
john kanca



Joined: 14 May 2005
Posts: 6346

PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Titan can also be used to lute veneers. Cool
_________________
"You need me on that wall."


"You don't have a town named after you"
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Mark J Fleming DDS



Joined: 11 May 2005
Posts: 736
Location: Sarasota, FL

PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

john kanca wrote:
Titan can also be used to lute veneers. Cool


What shades have you been using? Advantages of Titan over other products? Thanks. Cool
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
john kanca



Joined: 14 May 2005
Posts: 6346

PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark J Fleming DDS wrote:
john kanca wrote:
Titan can also be used to lute veneers. Cool


What shades have you been using? Advantages of Titan over other products? Thanks. Cool


A1 and translucent.

Advantage?

1. It's ours. Wink Razz

2. Multiple applications with one material, saving inventory.

3. It's really really strong.
_________________
"You need me on that wall."


"You don't have a town named after you"
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Mark J Fleming DDS



Joined: 11 May 2005
Posts: 736
Location: Sarasota, FL

PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John, are you using Simplicity or Surpass for veneers? Used Surpass today for that use. Don't know if I would have used Titan since I was out of FlemFlo and would have had to use RosenFlo!!!! Wink Cool
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
john kanca



Joined: 14 May 2005
Posts: 6346

PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am using both. Simplicity really is a piece of cake for things like veneers.
_________________
"You need me on that wall."


"You don't have a town named after you"
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
jasonl



Joined: 25 Aug 2005
Posts: 272
Location: Florida

PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

when using both, do you place the simplicity or Surpass first??


Wink
_________________
Jason Luchtefeld, DMD, FAGD
jluchte@hotmail.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website Yahoo Messenger
john kanca



Joined: 14 May 2005
Posts: 6346

PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jasonl wrote:
when using both, do you place the simplicity or Surpass first??


Wink


Yes! Cool
_________________
"You need me on that wall."


"You don't have a town named after you"
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Apex Information Exchange Forum Index -> About Titan All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Goto page 1, 2, 3, 4  Next
Page 1 of 4

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group