- Biocompatible (TEGDMA, BISGMA, BPA and HEMA free)
- Very low shrinkage <2%
- Very High Polymerisation (conversion) rate > 70%
- Excellent Polishability
- Highly Filled
- Excellent Aesthetics
- Does not stick to application instrument
- Long Term Stability
- Does not polymerise under the chair light
- Anterior Restorations (Class III and IV)
- Posterior Restorations (Class I, II, V and MOD)
- Aesthetic Corrections (Diastema, Hypoplasia and Discolouration)
Reference & Supply
32.PUR-3 – 1 x 3g Syringe in Shades : A1/B1 – A2 – A3 – A3,5 – A4 – B2
In 2013, Panadent made the conscious decision to become the UK’s market leading supplier in ‘green’ dental products. Thereby offering everyday dental products in the surgery with less toxic monomers.
This objective was not only out of consideration for patients’ health but also for the environment. We joined forces with a small specialist manufacturer called ‘Elsodent’ who developed better ‘evidence based’ formulations to eliminate triethylene glycol dimethacrylate (TEGDMA), bisphenylglycidyl dimethacrylate (Bis GMA) (and its derivatives), as well as 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate (HEMA), all common toxins in virtually all restorative materials. HEMA, is commonly used in dental adhesives, resin cements and liners.
Apart from their inherent toxicity, these monomers have a chemical structure which makes them easily hydrolysable by salivary enzymes, which leads to the release of highly toxic molecules (“secondary cytotoxicity”). This hydrolysis is due to the fact that resins and dental composites can never be completely polymerised and their conversion rate (polymerization rate) varies between just 35% to 65%. This is a scandal particularly as the release of toxins from dental materials is completely unnecessary.
Some of the monomers which form the organic network of the material thus remain free and can get into the mouth. There, they are subject to this enzyme attack which leads to the release in the mouth of different molecules, depending on the original monomer.
TEGDMA produces formaldehyde, Bis GMA produces Bisphenol A, and HEMA produces formaldehyde and ethylen glycol. TEGDMA and BisGMA are present in significant concentrations (between 8% and 10% for the former, between 20% and 30% for the latter) in dental products.
Elsodent has managed to replace the toxic monomers with a non-toxic substitute which not only eliminates the toxins, but also enhances product performance both physically and mechanically. As they are not hydrolysable and with over a 72% polymerization rate they are therefore more stable in the mouth too.
We are proud to be the first in the UK to offer non-toxic restorative materials to enhance your practice. The following products DO NOT contain TEGDMA, Bis GMA and/or HEMA.