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25 November 2022

3M Oral Care unveils new restorative procedures system


Today's dental patients are looking for less-invasive options to improve their smile at a price they can afford. That's why 3M has introduced the 3M™ Filtek™ Matrix, a new restorative solution that makes composite placement more predictable for dentists and more affordable for their patients.

The traditional process for dental composite placement can be long and complicated. The Filtek Matrix procedure begins with a digital restoration design that helps the clinician transfer the digital design to the patient's teeth using 3M dental composites.

Unlike more invasive ceramic procedures which often require the removal of tooth structure, the Filtek Matrix relies on additive composite techniques where little to no tooth reduction is required. In a clinical evaluation, dentists said that using the matrix increased their confidence, delivered predictable and esthetic results and saved chair time.

"This product brings together leading material science and digital innovation to enable clinicians to predictably and efficiently transform patient smiles," said Andrew Milder, global portfolio director, 3M Oral Care, in a news release.

To learn more about the new Filtek Matrix, visit: 3M.com/FiltekMatrix.

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