Ultraseal – A Seal That Can Handle Moist
A dental sealant is a tooth-colored plastic film that is professionally applied to the deep grooves or fissures on the back teeth or known as molars or posterior teeth where tooth decay most often starts. Because grooves in these teeth are so narrow that a toothbrush cannot fit into the spaces to remove plaque. So, dental sealants are basically intended to prevent dental decay in the grooves. Sealants can provide 100% protection from dental decay or “cavities” on the chewing surface. Research has shown that when placed over very minimal dental decay, the decay will no longer progress. However, unfortunately, the process of placing dentin sealant on the tooth can fail due to moisture as current sealants require a dry field so it can do what it has to do.
There’s now a sealant that can handle this moisture. Ultradent came up with the great solution by developing even better their award winning UltraSeal into Ultraseal XT Hydro. UltraSeal XT Hydro is the perfect solution for clinicians who are looking for a faster way to apply a pit and fissure sealant without compromising quality.
UltraSeal XT Hydro is a light-cured, radiopaque, fluoride-releasing composite sealant. It is stronger and more wear resistant because it is a 53%-filled resin and has less polymerization shrinkage than competitive products. The spiral brush action of the Inspiral Brush tip causes shear thinning of the filled, thixotropic UltraSeal XT hydro, reducing its viscosity as it is placed. The resin firms when shear thinning ceases and placement is complete, preventing it from running before it can be light cured. The hydrophilic chemistry with its characteristic thixotropic nature chases moisture (that in hydrophobic sealants can cause sealant failure) deep into the pits and fissures on a microscopic level. Once there, the advanced adhesive technology securely bonds the sealant to the enamel, increasing marginal retention and reducing microleakage.
- Hydrophilic chemistry
- Advanced adhesive technology
- Fluorescent properties
- Highly filled resin
- Two shades: Opaque White and Natural
- Thixotropic/ideal viscosity