Have you experienced the frustration of composite sticking to your instruments – causing open margins, costly time loss, and even underlying voids in the final restoration? Or, perhaps you’ve dealt with the frustration of being unable to precisely place your composite – leading to wasted resources and again, lost time that could be spent on other patients (or simply getting out of the office on time!).
We’ve got good news for you – it’s not you, it’s your instruments!
We recently wrote an article discussing the importance of avoiding cheap dental tools and upgrading your dental instruments. The reason? Traditional dental instruments just don’t cut it anymore. It’s time to stop “putting up” with what the industry has been given for so long. With the best dental composite instruments, you can save time and stress less over these procedures.
At ArtCraft Dental, we’re on a mission to enhance the lives of dental professionals through innovative instruments that make quick work of stressful procedures. We make the best dental tools the industry has ever seen – as we’ve experienced the common issues with traditional instruments ourselves throughout our own dental careers.
And today, we’re going to introduce you to what your practice has desperately been lacking: high-quality, well-designed composite instruments. Just wait till you get your hands on these – you’ll wish you’d found them sooner! First, let’s talk about the importance of having the best dental composite instruments in your practice.
The Importance of Having the Best Dental Composite Instruments
There are a few reasons that investing in higher-quality composite instruments is worth it for dental professionals like yourself. Not only does it make restoring cavities easier and less stressful – but it leads to more predictable outcomes for your patients. And, it saves you money in the long run from fewer replacements. We’ll fully explain the importance of having the best instruments for composite filling work below.
Preventing the Issue of Composite Sticking to Your Tools
It’s true that properly sculpting and shaping your composite when doing restoration work takes skill, patience, and most importantly, practice. Every dental professional struggles with this to some degree – but it gets easier with time. You’ll get better with the wiping/swiping motions and
even after years and years of experience working with composite, though, it’s difficult to prevent the composite from sticking to your instruments. This leads to distortion as you try shaping the composite. Not only are you wasting composite, but you’re not performing as quickly or effectively as you could.
Of course, there are ways to prevent this – at least to some degree. You may have heard advice such as using alcohol to clean your instrument prior to working with composite. It’s true that this will help to some degree, but not nearly as much as you’d hope.
The alternative is to dip the instrument tip in a bond, but this also isn’t ideal. It weakens the composite – leading to a less effective result in the long run for your patient. And patient results are the priority.
This leads to the next point we want to make. As you’ll discover below, there is a second reason you should invest in a higher-quality tool for your filling work. It comes down to:
Preventing Composite Contamination From Cheap Instruments
Stainless steel is used across a variety of instruments – and in the case of German and French 420 stainless steel, it’s true that this is as good as it gets. That’s why we use those materials in our dental crown removal tool, dental elevator tool, temporary crown remover, forceps dental extraction, and most of our other instruments.
However, when it comes to composite work, in particular, this is not the ideal material. That’s because stainless steel can wear down from constantly being used with composite. It can actually leach out into the composite material and end up making the final filling gray! Instead, you need a tool with titanium coating as it won’t wear off and contaminate your composite.
Save Money in the Long Run With Longer Lasting Instruments
The dental instruments you purchase for your practice are an investment – and one you want to get the highest ROI from possible. As such, it’s paramount that you carefully consider the materials your instruments are made from – and not just for the reason we mentioned above (preventing contamination). It comes down to longevity.
Older-style plastic composite tools are still commonplace in practices around the country. Yet, these are a cost-ineffective solution because of how often they need to be replaced. Wouldn’t it make more sense to spend a bit more money upfront to save more money in the long run? With the best dental composite instruments, that’s what you get.
And because you should now be convinced of why you need these instruments in your life, we’re going to introduce you to a tool that will transform the way you go about fillings.
So, What is the Best Dental Composite Instrument in 2023?
So – with all that said, what is the best dental composite instrument in this day and age? You can look no further than our dental composite instrument. It’s the most efficient, cost-effective solution for dentists everywhere – made by dentists just like yourself.
Our founder, Dr. David Fyffe, started his career in dentistry back in 1983. Since then, a lot has changed – and yet, dentists are still using many of the same low-quality, outdated instruments that hold them back from their full potential! Experiencing the common problems of traditional tools himself, Dr. Fyffe decided to do something about it – and began pursuing his passion in inventing new, innovative dental tools.
Since then, ArtCraft Dental has come to be known as the premier choice for dental instruments in the USA. We offer a full range of essentials to overhaul your instrument arsenal – and below, you’ll learn exactly what separates our composite filling instrument from the rest.